About the Author
Theodore Rosengarten is an independent historian whose work focuses on the lives of slaves and freedmen in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter and editor of A Portion of People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life. Rosengarten teaches in the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of History at the College of Charleston. He has served as a senior research associate in documentary studies at Duke University and has taught previously at Harvard University and the University of South Carolina. He lives with his wife, Dale, and two sons in South Carolina.