Barbara J. Fields

“I love the simple elegance with which they hammer home that race is a monstrous fiction, racism is a monstrous crime.” —Junot Díaz

Barbara J. Fields is Professor of History at Columbia University. Her books include the prize-winning Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century; The Destruction of Slavery (coauthored with the Freedmen and Southern Society Project); and Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War.