Description: "Burial records for Holy Trinity Church include the names of enslaved and free people of color in the 19th century. Two people presumed to be slaves of Georgetown are listed in the records: 1) p. 63: Rachel, October 22, 1821 2) p. 104: Charles, January 3, 1832. "Charles and Rachel were both buried … Continue reading SOURCE: Holy Trinity Church death records, 1818-1867 | Georgetown Slavery Archive
Adam Rothman speaks about slavery and the university at a Georgetown University event: "Streamed live on Nov 3, 2016, Adam Rothman, professor of history at Georgetown, discusses the university’s roots in the slave economy of early America and their implications for today. He describes university efforts to research its history and reach out to descendants … Continue reading Rothman on “Facing Slavery’s Legacy” at Georgetown University
Ana Lucia Araujo of Howard University has announced the program of the slavery seminar at Howard University. Via Ana Lucia Araujo on Facebook: #slaveryarchive Before going on vacation, let me announce the program of the Seminar "Slavery, Memory, and African Diasporas" of the Department of History at Howard University, which I convene since 2012. … Continue reading 2016-17 Howard University Slavery Seminar
Launched in 2011, "Disunion revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period — using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded." The series ended in June of 2016. The full archive of posts is available at the New York Times website.
With Georgetown University's history of slavery in the news, Adam Rothman discussed the sources and facts of that history earlier this week...
Adam Rothman remarks on a freed woman of color's petition for manumission, posted by the National Archives on June 30, 2015: "...One aspect of Marguerite Thompson’s petition that drew my attention is the fact that she submitted her petition to the Judge Charles Peabody’s U.S. Provisional Court (USPC). This court was established by the United … Continue reading Rothman Remarks on Marguerite Thompson’s Petition for Freedom
Adam Rothman, Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015. via Harvard University Press: "Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the De Hart family of New Orleans. Still a slave, she married and had children, … Continue reading BOOK: Rothman on Rose Herera
Select articles available here (available in full to members of the Organization of American Historians). From the editor, Carl Weinberg: On March 26, 2009, just as the recent annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) opened in Seattle, we received some sobering news: pioneering historian John Hope Franklin had died. He was 94 … Continue reading Antebellum Slavery in April 2009 OAH Magazine