Sharla M. Fett
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Sharla M. Fett is a professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, working in the fields of nineteenth-century Atlantic World slavery, the antebellum U.S. South, and race, gender, and health. She is the author of Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002) and Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade (2017). She has also published in the journal Slavery and Abolition and contributed essays to New Studies in the History of American Slavery (2006), edited by Stephanie Camp and Edward Baptist, and Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2010), edited by Ana Lucia Araujo. She has been a teaching partner with the Colored Conventions Project, founded by Gabrielle Foreman at the University of Delaware, and has edited a student-researched exhibit on California's conventions of the 1850s and 1860s, entitled "Equality Before the Law: California Black Convention Activism, 1855-1865."
- "You Just Had to Depend on Yourself": Self-Reliance and the Healing Work of Enslaved Women
- Social Death and Social Life in Recaptive African Forced Migrations
- From the Amistad to the Wildfire: Northern Black Activists Confront the Illegal Transatlantic Slave Trade
- Community, Calling, and Consciousness: Southern Black Midwifery and the Politics of Health