Linda Heywood

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Linda Heywood
Linda Heywood.jpg
Heywood in 2016
Born1945 (age 75–76)
Spouse(s)John Thornton
Awards2008 Herskovits Prize (with John Thornton)
Academic background
Academic work
InstitutionsBoston University

Linda Marinda Heywood (born 1945) is a professor of African American studies and history at Boston University.[1]

Heywood has a BA from Brooklyn College and a PhD from Columbia University.[2] In 2008, she shared the Herskovits Prize for her book (co-authored with her husband John Thornton) Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660.

Selected publications[]

  • Contested Power in Angola, 1840s to the Present. University of Rochester Press, Rochester, 2000. ISBN 1580460631
  • Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora. Cambridge University Press, 2001. (editor and contributor) ISBN 978-0521802437
  • Central African, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of America 1585-1660. Cambridge University Press, 2007. (with John Thornton) ISBN 978-0521770651
  • Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen. Harvard University Press, 2017.[3][4][5] ISBN 978-0674971820


  1. ^ "Linda Heywood | African American Studies". Boston University. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Dr. Linda M. Heywood". Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Njinga of Angola — Linda M. Heywood - Harvard University Press". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "African Queen". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Linda Heywood, "Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen" (Harvard University Press, 2017) -". Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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