Martha Hodes

Longlist, 2015 National Book Awards

Martha Hodes is Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of two previous prizewinning books, The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century and White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the NineteenthCentury South. Hodes has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Warren Center at Harvard, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Whiting Foundation. Hodes has been interviewed by, or written for, media outlets including The New York Times, WHYY’s “Radio Times,” WOR’s “The Joey Reynolds Show,” and more. In 2011, she was elected to the Society of American Historians. She lives in New York City and Swarthmore, PA.
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Mourning Lincoln

Mourning Lincoln by Martha Hodes book cover, 2015
ISBN 978-0300195804 Yale University Press
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Martha Hodes

Martha Hodes is Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of two previous prizewinning books, The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century and White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the NineteenthCentury South. Hodes has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Warren Center at Harvard, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Whiting Foundation. Hodes has been interviewed by, or written for, media outlets including The New York Times, WHYY’s “Radio Times,” WOR’s “The Joey Reynolds Show,” and more. In 2011, she was elected to the Society of American Historians. She lives in New York City and Swarthmore, PA.

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