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Mar 25, 2019

In this episode, editor Alex Lichtenstein speaks with Kathryn Olivarius, whose article, “Immunity, Capital, and Power in Antebellum New Orleans,” appears in the April 2019 issue of the AHR. Olivarius is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University where she focuses on the antebellum South, Greater Caribbean, slavery, and disease. Her book, Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.