Wilma King is the Arvarh E. Strickland Professor Emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2011), The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era (2006), and African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights (2005). She is currently working on a book focusing on African American women and President Bill Clinton's administration.
- Africa's Progeny in America: African American Children in Historical Perspective, 1600-2000
- African American Children and the Civil War
- African American Women and the Civil War
- The Essence of Liberty: Free African American Women Before Slavery Ended
- The Life Cycle of Slave Children in the Nineteenth-Century South