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22

Feb

2019

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

Written by: Martha S. Jones

 
Library of Congress, LC-D4-16517

Martha S. Jones joins Cambridge editor Debbie Gershenowitz for a fascinating discussion about her research, and why birthright citizenship was a core movement in the evolution of American democracy. Professor Jones' book Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America was named a finalist for the 2019 PROSE Award for best book in U.S./North American History by the American Association of Publishers.

 

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America is available now. This episode is also available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcher and Spotify.

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About the Author: Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. She was formerly a Presidential Bicentennial Professor at the University of Michigan, and was a founding director of the Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law and History. She is the author of All Bound Up Together: The...

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