A Washington, D.C. author and professor who recently penned the historical nonfiction book Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping the Twilight of Slavery will give a free talk Sept. 20 at the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society.
Adam Rothman is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in the history of slavery, 19th century American history and Atlantic history, according to his biography.
Beyond Freedom’s Reach–which was published by Harvard University Press in February–recounts the story of three slave children who were taken from New Orleans to Cuba by their owner during the Civil War, and their mother’s struggle to be reunited with them.
Rothman will be selling and signing copies of his book following his talk, which will be at 2 p.m. in Seidersville Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem.
Light refreshments will be served.
Rothman will also attend a meet-and-greet at the Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, 409 Constitution Avenue, Hellertown, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.