The distinguished Emory University scholar, discusses her acclaimed new book, 'Til Death or Distance Do Us Part: Love and Marriage in African America. The book is a compelling study of slave marriages that uncovers a rich legacy of love, struggle and commitment in the antebellum era. Critics call it "challenging and important" as it demolishes stereotypes of African Americans during an era when they were treated as chattel. Dr. Foster is the editor of The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, and the author of a dozen books. She is the Charles Howard Chandler Professor of English and Women's Studies at Emory and the former teacher of the year there. (jasbro)
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