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Professor Matthew Karp Discusses Slaveholders and Foreign Policy

On September 20th, Dr. Matthew Karp of Princeton University delivered a lecture in ten Hoor Hall, entitled “Slave Power: How Southern Slaveholders Mastered U.S. Foreign Policy.” In addition to providing an overview of his book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy, Karp discussed how slaveholders in the Antebellum South […]

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Professor Joshua Rothman Part of Team that Receives $300,000 NEH Grant

This story was published originally in The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences’ Desktop News. Can you imagine opening a newspaper and seeing an advertisement for a runaway slave? In today’s world, it’s hard to fathom what it must have been like to live in a time when slavery was accepted. Dr. Joshua […]

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Cornell University Professor Edward Baptist Speaks to Department

On March 6, 2017, Professor Edward Baptist spoke to a packed house in ten Hoor Hall about his new project, a history of efforts to contain black movement in North America and of resistance to those efforts. His talk, entitled “Making White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans,” described the evolution of laws and social practices […]

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Dr. Edward Baptist to Speak on “Creating White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans”

Dr. Edward Baptist, professor of history at Cornell University and author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, will be giving a talk on Monday, March 6, at 5pm in 30 ten Hoor Hall.  The talk is entitled, “Creating White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans.” This event is […]

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Professor Kathleen DuVal to Accept Deep South Book Prize and Speak on Independence Lost, February 15

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 […]

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Dr. Josh Rothman Appeared on NY Public Radio to Discuss New Insights in the History of American Slavery

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.  

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