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Schwartz, Marie Jenkins 1946-

Schwartz, Marie Jenkins 1946-

PERSONAL: Born February 13, 1946, in Winchester, VA; daughter of Clifton W. and Kay C. Jenkins; married Ronald M. Schwartz; children: Brenda L. Gale (stepdaughter), Eric B. Wasser, Dustin N. Schwartz.

Education: George Mason University, B.A., 1984, M.A., 1987; University of Maryland at College Park, Ph.D., 1994.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, University of Rhode Island, 80 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881; fax: 401-847-2595. E-mail—[email protected] edu.

CAREER: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, assistant professor, 1995-2000, associate professor, 2000-05, professor of history, 2005—, executive director of Center for the Humanities, 2000-07, also affiliated faculty in African-American studies. Brown University, fellow at John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization, 1998. Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, member of executive board; presenter at professional meetings, conferences and seminars. Member of editorial board, Maryland Historian, 1988-92.

AWARDS, HONORS: Mellon fellow, Virginia Historical Society, 1992; grant from American Historical Association, 1992; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1996-97; Ortho/McNeil fellowship in the history of American obstetrics and gynecology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1999.


Born in Bondage: Growing up Enslaved in Antebellum America, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2006.

Contributor to books, including Discovering the Women in Slavery, edited by Patricia Morton, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1996. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Wellcome History and Labor’s Heritage.

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