OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Jacqueline Jones

Portrait of Jacqueline Jones
Image Credit: Brian Birzer

Jacqueline Jones is the Ellen C. Temple Chair in Women's History and the Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin where she serves as history department chair. A former MacArthur Fellow and a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, she specializes in U.S. southern, African-American, labor, and women's history. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical (2017); A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America (2013), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War (2008); and Creek Walking: Growing Up in Delaware in the 1950s (2001). She has also coauthored a college textbook, Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the American People (4th edition, 2013). The twenty-fifth anniversary edition, revised and updated, of her Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present was published in 2009; the original edition had also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She served as vice president of the professional division of the American Historical Association from 2011 to 2014.

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