"Antoinette Jackson's book is about extending and complicating the history of African Americans, and providing a new and more inclusive perspective for our national public memory. Speaking for the Enslaved lays a foundation to challenge the dominant narrative and it shows how the descendant community can add a more inclusive and textured story about the past."--From the Foreword by Paul Shackel, University of Maryland
About the Author
Antoinette T. Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, a MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a BA in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University. Jackson also directs the Heritage Research and Resource Management Lab at USF, which she launched in 2006 as an avenue for community engagement and student participation in applied projects and initiatives with relevance outside the academic arena. Jackson is interested in issues of identity and representation at public and/or national heritage sites. Her research focuses on heritage, heritage tourism, and the business of heritage research and resource management in the U.S and the Caribbean..