The Ledger and the Chain
In conversation with Joshua Rothman
On May 20, 2021, Rothman joined 64 Parishes for a conversation about his work.
Joshua D. Rothman is professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of two previous books, Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861, and Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson.
Erin M. Greenwald is vice president of public programs and editor-in-chief of 64 Parishes magazine at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Prior to joining the LEH, she served as curator of programs at the New Orleans Museum of Art and as senior curator and historian at the Historic New Orleans Collection, where she curated the award-winning exhibition Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865. She holds a PhD in history from Ohio State University.