OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Daina Ramey Berry

Portrait of Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and a specialist in the history of gender and slavery in the United States. She is the author of The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from the Womb to the Grave, in the Building of a Nation (2017) and Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia (2007); editor-in-chief of Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia (2012), winner of the American Library Association's RUSA Outstanding Reference Source; and a coeditor, with Leslie Harris, of Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (2014).

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