Episode 2: Gov’t Loves Me, Gov’t Loves Me Not


The rocky relationship between black Americans and the U.S. government.

By Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele

Experts Featured:
(1) Maurice Jackson  is an Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies and Affiliated Professor of Performing Arts (Jazz) at Georgetown University. He is also a Fellow at the GU Center for Social Justice. He teaches Atlantic, African-American, Washington, D.C., and Jazz history. His book, “Let This Voice be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism,” was published in 2009 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

(2) Bruce Douglass  is the Political Theory Field Chair at Georgetown University, specializing in 19th and 20th century Western political thought. He is particularly interested in the development of liberal and socialist thought. He also has an active interest in the influence that the religious traditions of the West have had on the development of its political institutions and practice. His work has appeared in Commonweal, the Journal of Politics, Political Theory, the Political Science Reviewer, the Review of Politics, and The Responsive Community, among other journals.

(3) Adam Rothman  is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on slavery and abolition in the United States and the Atlantic world. He is the author of “Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South” (2005), and he is currently working on a book on New Orleans as an international city in the nineteenth century.

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