The Georgetown U.S. History Workshop welcomes distinguished scholars from outside Georgetown to present cutting-edge research in U.S. history. We sponsor discussions of pre-circulated papers and recently published books. Students and scholars from the D.C. area are welcome to attend. Please contact Prof. Adam Rothman for more information. If you wish to be added to the seminar's email list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24, 12:30-2:00 PM, ICC 662
Dr. Herbert Brewer, Assistant Professor, Morgan State University (2017-18 Georgetown/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Study of Slavery)
"Restless and Ambitious Men": Chesapeake Free Blacks and the American Colonization Society"
November 28, 12:30-2:00 PM, ICC 450
Dr. Julia Bernier, 2017-18 Georgetown/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery
"Ransomed!" Abolitionists Debate Compensated Manumission"
March 27, 3:30-5:00 PM, ICC 662
Gregory Downs, UC Davis
"The Civil War the World Made: Cuba, Spain, and the Crisis of U.S. Politics in the 1850s"
"Slavery, Revolution, and the Limits of Freedom in the Atlantic World"
September 26, 11:30-1:00 PM, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 2nd floor, enter through 241)
A conversation with Greg Grandin (New York University) & Adam Rothman (Georgetown University)
This is an Americas Initiative event co-sponsored by the Georgetown U.S. History Workshop
"A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida"
November 14, Time and Location TBD
Nathan Connolly (Johns Hopkins)
This is part of the History at the Intersections Research Seminar Series
October 5, 4:30-6:30 PM, ICC 662
Lisa McGirr, Harvard University
"Prohibition and the Rise of the 20th Century Penal State"
October 15, 7:00-9:00 PM, Film Screening Classroom (Second Floor of the Healy Family Student Center)
Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
Film Screening of Ghosts of Amistad
November 2, 12:30-2:00 PM, ICC 450
Michael Zakim, Tel Aviv University
"The Bottom Line, or How Capitalism Re-Invented the Truth"
April 11, 4:00-6:00 PM, ICC 701
Gary Gerstle, Cambridge University
"Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present"
RSVP and more details: https://liberty-and-coercion.eventbrite.com
The 19th Century U.S. Seminar is on hiatus for fall 2014. Please check with us in late fall for the spring 2015 schedule.
Walter Johnson, Harvard University
discusses his book River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom, with comments by Adam Rothman
Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Runaway Slave Women in Antebellum America”
Randy Sparks, Tulane University
"The Havana-New Orleans Connection in the Illegal Slave Trade"
Daniel Rood, University of Georgia
"The Richmond-Rio Circuit: Entangled Technologies and Mass Consumption in the Slaveholding Atlantic World, 1760-1860"
Jonathan Levy, Princeton University
“Corporations, Profit and Non-Profit.”
Laurent Dubois, Duke University
“The Banjo and Blackface Minstrelsy"
Rebecca McLennan, University of California, Berkeley
“Living Law in Early America”
Aaron Marrs, State Department
"What is the Meaning of the Transportation Revolution?"
Kristin Hoganson, Illinois University
"Between Place & Space: Pioneers, Kickapoos, & the Politics of Locality"
Edward Rugemer, Yale University
"The Politics of Slavery Transformed: Th Impact of Abolitionism & the Haitian Revolution in Jamaica & South Carolina".
This talk was featured in The Hoya, the Georgetown University newspaper.
Robin Blackburn, Essex University, UK, and the New School, NY
discusses his recent book The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights
Ed Baptist, Cornell University
"Right Hand, Left Hand and the Whipping-Machine: Enslaved Labor and the Making of Modern Power"
Megan K. Nelson, Harvard University
"Blue and Gray and Gold: Mining in the Civil War Southwest"
Richard White, Department of History, Stanford University
discusses his recent book Railroaded
John Brooke, Department of History, Ohio State University
“Forging the Civil War North: Political Crisis, Fugitive Slaves, and Liminal Rupture in Antebellum America, 1850-1854”
Tera Hunter, Department of History, Princeton University
"Bound as Fast in Wedlock as a Slave Can Be: Slavery and Marriage Entanglements"
Seth Rockman, Department of History, Brown University
“Negro Cloth: Mastering the Market for Slave Clothing in Antebellum America”
Amy S. Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University
“Imperial Amnesia: Forgetting the U.S. Mexico War and Its Veterans"
Millington Bergeson-Lockwood, George Mason University
" A Woman's Place is Where She is Needed: African American Women and the Politics of Gender, Race, and Party in Boston MA during the late 19th Century"
Thomas Andrews, Department of History, University of Colorado at Denver
"Slaves and Non-Human Animals in the Antebellum US South"