Joshua D. Rothman

Photo of Dr. Joshua Rothman, chair of the department

Dr. Joshua D. Rothman

Professor /
Department Chair

jrothman@ua.edu
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2000

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth Century America
  • Southern History
  • Race and Slavery
  • Social and Cultural History

Specialties

Courses Taught

  • American South to 1865
  • American South, 1865-1929
  • American Civilization to 1865
  • Slavery in American Popular Culture, 1845-Present
  • Reform Movements in Antebellum America
  • The Nineteenth Century American West
  • Proseminar and Seminar on Southern History, 1776-1865 (Graduate)
  • Proseminar in United States History since 1877 (Graduate)
  • Literature of American History to 1865 (Graduate)
  • Proseminar and Seminar in United States History to 1877 (Graduate)

Recent Publications

Current Projects

Awards and Honors

  • Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, 2015-2016.
  • Short-term Fellowship, Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, 2015-2016.
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2015-2016.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library, 2015-2016.
  • Woest Fellowship, Historic New Orleans Collection, 2015-2016.
  • Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2015-2016.
  • Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award, Southern Historical Association, 2013.
  • Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award, Gulf South Historical Association, 2013.
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, 2008-2011, 2011-2014, 2015-present.
  • Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, 2008-2009.
  • American Antiquarian Society-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2005-2006.
  • Outstanding Book Award, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, 2004.
  • Joel Williamson Research Stipend, Manuscripts Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Libraries, Summer 2003.
  • Faculty/Independent Scholar Summer Research Fellowship, Deep South Regional Humanities Center, Tulane University, May-October 2003
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