Justene Hill Edwards

Assistant Professor


352 Nau Hall
Office Hours: Monday, 11am - 1pm
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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

Justene Hill Edwards 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.  

Awards & Honors

Finalist, SHEAR Dissertation Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

Finalist, Herman E. Krooss Prize for Best Dissertation in Business History, Business History Conference.

Finalist, C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize, Southern Historical Association. 

Courses Taught

HIUS 1501: American Slavery and the Law

HIUS 3651: African-American History to 1865

HIUS 2559: American Slavery

HIUS 4501: Capitalism and Slavery

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


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