As a public historian and historical consultant, making my work available to a larger audience is important. I have made a number of media appearance on networks as diverse as PBS for their 5-part documentary series, Civil War: The Untold Story to National Public Radio, to being quoted in the Atlantic and Washington Post. I am committed to extending my work to each person interested in understanding this nation's complicated past.
How Modern Medicine was Born of Slavery
Modern gynecology was largely born in the antebellum South -- because some of this country’s first gynecologists conducted experiments on enslaved women. This history is explored in a new book, “Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and The Origins Of American Gynecology.” Our guest is author Deirdre Cooper Owens, an Assistant Professor at Queens College in New York. Her book came out November 15, on the University of Georgia Press.
Black America on the Brink with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens
Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens is an Author & Asst. History Professor at Queens College/CUNY. She joins us to discuss her book “Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology".
Diverse Experience of the Enslaved
Most students leave school thinking enslaved people lived like characters in Gone with the Wind. Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens reveals the remarkable diversity of lived experiences within slavery and explains the gap between what scholars and students know