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In this podcast, Art Remillard speaks with Joshua Rothman about his new book Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson. Professor Rothman is an associate professor of history at the University of Alabama and the director of the Summersell Center for the Study of the South. During this conversation, Rothman recounts the fascinating story of Virgil Stewart and John Murrell, as well as the gruesome details of Mississippi’s notorious wave of violence in the summer of 1835. He also reflects on how his research might raise valuable questions for scholars of southern religion.