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Lois E. Horton

professor, sociology, George Mason

Lois E. Horton teaches in the UH Department of American Studies and serves as Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Horton is co-author of several books with James Oliver Horton, including Slavery and the Making of America (2004), Hard Road to Freedom: The Story of African America (2001), In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860 (1997) and Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North (1979; 1999). Horton received her PhD from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Her work on African-American communities, race, gender, and social change has been published in the US and Europe, and she has lectured extensively around the world.