The following article by Dr. Joshua Rothman appears in the August 1, 2017 edition of the Washington Post. “The constant churn among President Trump’s communications staff — including the abrupt ouster of Anthony Scaramucci, who days ago promised to bring “an era of a new good feeling” to press relations in his role as communications director — has not obscured the underlying principle driving their media efforts: unremitting hostility toward a free and objective press. “Even newly appointed Chief of […]
On February 15, Kathleen DuVal, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be speaking about her book, Independence Lost: Lives at the Edge of the American Revolution, winner of the 2016 Deep South Book Prize from the Summersell Center for the Study of the South. Focusing on the American Revolution as it played out along the Gulf Coast, Independence Lost demonstrates the imperial dimensions of the conflict and the multitude of ways those who are rarely […]
The History Department is pleased to announce our new Department Chair, Dr. Joshua Rothman. As Chair, he serves as the official liaison between the department and the university administration, assisting with schedule creation, budgeting, and communication between students, faculty, and the dean’s office. Dr. Rothman hopes to see the the undergraduate program expand during his time as chair and is dedicated to encouraging students to pursue a major or minor in history. “The study of history creates well rounded humans, […]
Professor Josh Rothman, director of the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South, appeared recently on Albany, NY’s WAMC-FM to discuss how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history. Text of the entire interview is available here.
Professor Joshua Rothman’s recent publication at WereHistory.org examines similarities between recent protests against police conduct and the antislavery movement. From Werehistory.org: Amidst the protest movement that has taken shape in the weeks since grand juries in Missouri and New York determined not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, few elements have been more visible than the wearing of black t-shirts emblazoned with the words that have emerged as the movement’s slogan and […]