For my recently published book, “The Ledger and the Chain,” I visited more than 30 archives in over a dozen …
Joshua D. Rothman
Joshua D. Rothman is professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787–1861 (2003), Reforming America, 1815–1860 (2009), and Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson (2012). His most recent book is The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America (2021).
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