A Dreadful Deceit (Paperback)

The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

By Jacqueline Jones

Basic Books, 9780465055678, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

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About the Author

Jacqueline Jones is the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas and the Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin. Winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Ford Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, she has previously taught at Brandeis, Brown, and Wellesley. She is the author of seven previous books, including "Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and which won the Bancroft Prize for American History, the Philip Taft Award in Labor History, the Brown Memorial Publication Prize awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians, the Julia Spruill Prize awarded by the Southern Association for Women Historians, and the Gustavus Myers Center Prize for Best Book on Racial Intolerance. Her book "Saving Savannah" received the Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for Best Book in Georgia History, was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Award, and received an Honorable Mention for the Lincoln Prize; another, "The Dispossessed," was a finalist for the Lillian Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council. Jones is the Vice-President of the Professional Division of the American Historical Association and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of American Historians, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Authors Guild, the PEN American Center, and the American Antiquarian Society. She lives in Austin, Texas."