Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Black History Speaker Series: Dr. Joshua Rothman

Black History Speaker Series: Dr. Joshua Rothman

The Department of History Black History Speaker Series will feature Dr. Joshua Rothman on Wednesday, November 10 at 4 PM at Pebble Hill. The talk will also be broadcast on Zoom. Dr. Rothman will discuss "The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America."

Copies of Dr. Rothman's book, The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America, will be available to purchase.

 

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Joshua D. Rothman is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of three books on the history of American slavery: Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003); Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson (University of Georgia Press, 2012), which won the Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award from the Southern Historical Association and the Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award from the Gulf South Historical Association; and The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America (Basic Books, 2021). He has published articles in the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of American History, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and elsewhere, and he has held numerous fellowships, including those from the Historic New Orleans Collection, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians since 2008, and is also co-director of the online project, "Freedom on the Move: A Database of Fugitives from North American Slavery." 

 

Last Updated: November 01, 2021