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Princeton Professor Wins Two Awards for Book on Slavery


A Princeton University professor has won two awards for penning down a book on slavery and free marriage.

Tera Hunter, professor of history and African American studies at Princeton won the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize and the Littleton-Griswold Prize for her 2017 book, “Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century.”

Published in 2017, Hunter researched how slavery placed restrictions on having intimate relationships. The prize awarded by American Historical Association (AHA) is given to people who have written an outstanding book on women’s history and U.S. law and society.

She will receive the award AHA’s annual meeting in Chicago on Jan. 3, 2019.

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