Congratulations to Associate Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers, who has been awarded a number of prizes for her ground-breaking publication, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Yale University Press, 2019). On August 14th, Jones-Rogers was awarded the SHEAR Book Prize for “an original monograph that makes a significant contribution to the historiography of the early American republic” by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. On September 13th, Jones-Rogers was awarded the Charles S. Sydnor Award by the Southern Historical Association, who praises They Were Her Property as a “genuinely field-changing book.” Click here to read the full press release.
Jones-Rogers was also named a finalist for the 2020 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for “best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition” by the The Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University.
On October 13th, the Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) awarded Jones-Rogers with the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for best book in Southern women's history.