Professor Brown is one of the rising stars of the history department. His course on the history of slavery, although being a broad survey, was tied together with very intelligent and compelling themes. His lectures were well prepared and elegantly delivered. Coming from Rutgers, I thought he could have offered a slightly more aggressive and challenging approach in the class, and he admitted this himself mid-way through the course. It was always a pleasure to attend, and the readings were relatively light but always interesting and valuable.