Georgetown University professor Adam Rothman, PhD will lecture on the connections and legacy between Newtowne Manor and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Professor Rothman is director of doctoral studies in the Department of History at Georgetown. He is an expert on the history of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War. His most recent book is "Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery" (Harvard University Press, 2015). The book was named a Humanities Book of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and received the Jefferson Davis Book Award from the American Civil War Museum, and the Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award from the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association.
Professor Rothman's first book was "Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South" (Harvard University Press, 2005). In 2007, he co-authored "Major Problems in Atlantic History" (Houghton Mifflin) with his colleague Alison Games.
This free lecture sponsored by St Francis Xavier Parish is a continuation of the Speaker Series that began in 2012 to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Desserts and coffee will be served following the lecture.