Northern Manufacturing, Southern Slavery: The Antebellum Origins of American Business Ethics
Date: 4:30pm EDT April 8, 2014
The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture
Seth Rockman, Associate Professor of History, Brown University - Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center, Washington College
Seth Rockman is a specialist in Revolutionary and Early Republic United States history, with a focus on the relationship of slavery and capitalism in American economic and social development. The histories of race, labor, and social welfare are central to his research. Rockman supervised undergraduate research for the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, and is now conducting his own research on the relationship of Northern manufacturing to the plantation economies of the South. Presented by the Washington College Department of History, the talk is free and open to the public.