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Tirdof: “The Ledger and the Chain:” Book Discussion and Conversation with Dr. Joshua D. Rothman and Rabbi Sharon Brous, Founder and Senior Rabbi of IKAR Los Angeles

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register here for Zoom information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvduCrqjIsE9GXDjLeh3AALiuja50ZdPtB

This event is being held in partnership with IKAR and Thank You Books. You can pre-order a copy of The Ledger and The Chain here.


The first 25 purchases will receive a signed copy of this book! 

Join TBE community member and Chair of the University of Alabama History Department, Joshua Rothman, for a discussion of his new book, The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America.

In his book, Dr. Rothman details the stories of three of the most prominent slave traders in American history. Focusing on the lives and careers of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield and Rice Ballard, Dr. Rothman documents the roles of these men in the evolution of the domestic slave trade, the shocking activities that their business entailed, and their significance for American society and the American economy before the Civil War.

This virtual event will be moderated by Rabbi Sharon Brous, Founder and Senior Rabbi of IKAR Los Angeles.

This series is part of the development of the Beth El Civil Rights Experience; a multimedia project exploring the intersections of Birmingham’s Jewish and Civil Rights histories, with an eye towards exploring the past and “building bridges” in the present and future. Learn more here.


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