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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Beryl Satter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: 1959 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

She was raised in Chicago, Skokie, and Evanston, Illinois, and currently lives in New York City.

Biographical and Professional Information

Beryl Satter is Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark, where she teaches courses on U.S. history, urban history, and women’s history. She has an M.A. degree from Harvard Divinity School and received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1992. Her book Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America won the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in History, the 2010 Liberty Legacy Award from the Organization of American Historians, and an Honorable Mention from the 2010 Lukas Book Prize committee. It is her second book.

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-- *2009 National Jewish Book Award in History, ''Family Properties''