Justene Hill

Assistant Professor


352 Nau Hall
Office Hours: T/Th 9:30-10:30am
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Field & Specialties

African-American History
American Slavery
U.S. Economic History
American Legal History


Ph.D., Princeton University, 2015

M.A., Princeton University, 2010

M.A., Florida International University, 2008

B.A., Swarthmore College, 2004

Current Research

Justene G. Hill is a scholar of African-American history, specializing in the history of slavery in the United States.  Her book project, Black Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and Plantation Capitalism in South Carolina, interrogates the relationship between slave economies and plantation capitalism in South Carolina between the American Revolution and the Civil War.  Hill argues that enslaved peoples’ dedication to their own trading activities benefitted slaveholders’ investments in plantation profits more than it benefited slaves themselves.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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