Jessica Blake is a historian of slavery and gender in early North America. In 2019, she received her Ph.D. in history at University of California at Davis. She has held long-term fellowships with the McNeil Center of Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Winterthur Museum, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on the contributions of female retailers of color in popularizing forms of West African material culture in revolutionary New Orleans. At APSU, she teaches the African American history surveys and upper-division classes on race and gender.
Ph.D. University of California at Davis
Telephone: (931) 221-7932
- HIST 2020 American History II
- HIST 4650 African American History to 1890
- HIST 4660 African American History from 1890
- African American History
- Material Culture