Tera Hunter is a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University. She has taught courses throughout her career on African American, southern, labor, and women's history. She is the author of Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (2017) and To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War (1997), which received several prizes, including the Southern Historical Association's H. L. Mitchell Award. She is a coeditor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas (2004) and African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004).
- African American Marriage in the Nineteenth Century