Jacqueline Jones

Jacqueline Jones is the Ellen C. Temple Chair in Women’s History and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History Emerita at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several publications including, No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston’s Black Workers During the Civil War Era (forthcoming, 2023) and A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America (2013), which also was a Pulitzer finalist. She has won numerous grants and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (1999-2004). She served as President of the American Historical Association in 2021. Jones held a Daniels fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society in 1974-1975 to do research for her first book, Soldiers of Light and Love: Northern Teachers and Georgia Blacks, 1865-1873 (1980). She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history in 2024 for her book No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston's Black Workers in the Civil War Era (2023).

Austin, TX
United States

Elected to AAS
October 2008


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