Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular CultureSU history majors go on to do many wonderful things–and some of them even become professional historians! Dr. Sarah Roth (’94) is making a great splash with her newest publication, coming soon from Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Roth is Associate Professor and Chair of the history department at Widener University in Chester, PA, as well as Coordinator for Widener’s African American Studies Program. Her book, Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular Culture, draws on mid-nineteenth-century literature and other popular culture media to explore shifting public conceptions of African American men. Since many of these works were authored by middle-class white women, Dr. Roth concludes that such women had a vital impact on the political landscape of antebellum and Civil War-era America via their influence on popular culture. Check out this blog for more about her exciting research.

Congratulations to Dr. Roth!