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Adam Rothman

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Georgetown University

Full Biography

Adam Rothman is a Professor in the History Department at Georgetown University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th century U.S history, the history of slavery, and Atlantic history. He is the author of Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (2005) and Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery (2015), and is co-editor of the forthcoming Facing Georgetown's History: A Reader on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation (2021). He was a member of Georgetown University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, and is the lead curator of the online Georgetown Slavery Archive. He was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in 2018, where he created the African-American Passages: Black Lives in the 19th Century podcast for the Library of Congress.  He earned his BA from Yale and PhD from Columbia.