Seth Rockman, an associate professor of history at Brown University, concluded the Eisenberg Institute's fall programming with the lecture, "Negro Cloth, Planters Hoes, and the Geographies of Plantation Provisioning in Antebellum America." Professor Rockman's 2009 book, Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore, won the Organization of American Historians' Mere Curti Award, the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, and the South Historical Association's H.L. Mitchell Prize. The talk took place in 1014 Tisch Hall.

University of Michigan account holders can access an audio recording of Professor Rockman's talk.

Professor Rockman's lecture was part of the Institute's Thursday Speaker Series, which presents lectures relating to the current biennial theme, "Taking Place: History and Spatial Imaginations".

Photos by Joseph Ho.