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White Women Weren’t Bystanders To Slavery

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Before the Civil War, white women were more likely to inherit slaves than land. UC-Berkeley history professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this source of wealth for white women drove their participation in the slave market, which she writes about in “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South” (Yale University Press).