Jacqueline Jones interviewed by US News & World Report and NPR; new book named Best of 2013 by Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly
Posted: December 20, 2013
Prof. Jacqueline Jones
Jacqueline Jones' new book, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, published earlier this month by Basic Books, has been named Best of 2013 by both Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly.
Professor Jones was also interviewed by U.S. News and World Report ("The Myth of Race in the Age of President Barack Obama Race is not real, but the consequences of believing in it are real," Dec. 19), and has appeared on two NPR programs, including Weekend Edition Sunday ("Tackling Race Head-On To Expose A 'Dreadful Deceit'," on Dec. 8) and The Takeaway ("The Myth of Race & Its Historical Consequences," on Dec. 10).
On December 15, Jones' new work was named Book of the Week by Salon (“Dreadful Deceit”: Race is a myth: A historian argues that one of the defining elements of American culture is merely a "social fiction"). Salon subsequently published an excerpt from the book, which can be read at this link.
In January, the Institute for Historical Studies will host Professor Jones for a discussion about her latest book. For more details and to receive selected chapters to be discussed at the book talk, please visit the IHS site.
Jacqueline Jones is Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin. Winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Bancroft Prize for American History, among many other awards and distinctions, she has authored Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow (published in 1985 by Basic Books, and now in its second edition) and Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War (Vintage, 2009).