John Wood Sweet

John Wood Sweet is a Professor of History and former Director of the Program in Sexuality Studies at the University of North Carolina. His most recent book is THE SEWING GIRL’S TALE (2022)—which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. He grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, went to Amherst College, and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University. His work has been supported by numerous fellowships, prizes, and other honors. He lives in Chapel Hill.

Books in order of publication:

Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830 – 2003

Envisioning an English Empire: Jamestown and the Making of the North Atlantic World – 2005

Biography and the Black Atlantic – 2013

The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America – 2022

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