History Of Slavery

Brit History: Those Who Chose Not to Look Away - The Abolition of Slavery in the British Empire

<i>Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #3 of the Anglotopia Magazine in 2016. Support great long-form writing about Britain by</i> …

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The Freedmen's Bureau

“No sooner had Northern armies touched Southern soil than this old question, newly guised, sprang from the earth, — What shall be done with slaves?”<p>The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line; the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in …

Slavery

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A New Book on the Idea of Reparations

<b>Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave</b> …

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Emancipation Day Was Jan. 1: We Must Never Forget the Sacrifice and the Triumph

One hundred forty-five years ago on Jan. 1, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, helping to transform this country from a union of …

African-American News

Slave shackle

This shackle was used in the slave trade in the French West Indies colony of Saint-Domingue. Saint-Domingue, with its extensive sugar, tobacco and …

Slavery

A Radical Right to Happiness

Photo illustration by <b>Slate</b>. Image by Library of Congress. <i>This article supplements Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. To learn more and to enroll, visit</i></i> …

Rights & Freedoms

The Historical Hatred of Haiti

In 2016, while campaigning in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Donald Trump told a group of Haitians that, “We have a lot of common values…whether …

Black History

From Slave Trade to Debt: Occupation Disguised as “Discovery”

Photo by Alex Wright | CC by 2.0We have been told, and still are, that it was the pilgrims of the Mayflower that populated America. Had it been empty …

Liberal View

The Story of Cudjo Lewis — The Last Living Slave Brought To America

As a slave, he went by the name "Cudjo," a day-name given to boys born on a Monday, as the slavers could not pronounce the name "Kossola."<p>Cudjo Lewis …

Slavery

Remains Tell Stories of Delaware's Earliest Enslaved

Burials uncovered in Rehoboth Bay give a first-hand account of the hard life faced by those forced to labor on a 17th-century Delaware …

Archaeology

Brown, John (1800-1859) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

John Brown on His Way to the Gallows, December 2, 1859<p>Image Ownership: Public Domain<p>John Brown was a controversial figure who played a major role in …

Black History

A Revolution Comes Home

<i>This article supplements Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. To learn more and to enroll, visit</i> <i>Slate.com/Reconstruction</i>.<i>Adapted from</i> <b>Out of the House of</b> …

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Officials unveil historical marker acknowledging slave trade in Camden

“Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here” reads the large marker that will be placed at the former site of the Cooper’s Ferry Delaware River crossing at …

Camden

History's Emancipator: Did Abraham Lincoln Have "a Drop of Anti-Slavery Blood in His Veins"?

Abraham Lincoln is memorialized in the historical record as "the Great Emancipator," but he came reluctantly to the idea of emancipation. In the …

Liberal View

Africans lived in Tudor Bristol 150 years before the slave trade, a new book has revealed

The Mayor of Bristol wrote to the London authorities asking for extra money – to meet the cost of looking after 135 Africans who had been sleeping in …

History

How Andrew Johnson Doomed the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony

<i>This article supplements Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. To learn more and to enroll, visit</i> <i>Slate.com/Reconstruction</i>.<i>Adapted from</i> <b>Time Full of Trial:</b> …

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When Enslaved People Commandeered a Ship and Hightailed it to Freedom in the Bahamas

History

Tim Kaine Is Wrong about America and Slavery

That the Founders’ vision took centuries of struggle and a Civil War to be properly realized is no reason to doubt its righteousness.<p>Last week’s …

Conservative View

Stormont's '1801 Act of Union' table 'no longer historic,' say Northern Ireland civil servants

A table upon which it was believed the Act of Union was signed is no longer regarded as an historic artefact, it can be revealed.<p>The so-called Act of …

News (Ireland)

Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Myths, Explained

Time to learn the truth.<p><i>OG History is a</i> Teen Vogue <i>series where we unearth history not told through a white, cisheteropatriarchal lens. In this explainer, Adam Sanchez explains myths of the Civil War, including the truth about President Abraham Lincoln's motivations for ending the practice of</i> …

Alternative Fact of the Week: 'Compromise' could have stopped the Civil War

Many have pointed out that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s veneration this week of Robert E. Lee as an honorable man and his contention that …

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Right-wing news website humiliated after defending US by rewriting the history of slavery

Right-wing news website humiliated after defending US by rewriting the history of slavery<p>13 Nov 2017 at 11:21 ET<p>Slavery was abolished when The 13th …

Liberal View

Lots of Americans don’t think slavery caused the Civil War

A more recent poll shows the same thing. In July 2015, a McClatchy-Marist poll asked “Was slavery the main reason for the Civil War, or not?” Just …

Conservative View

More on Kelly’s Civil War Remarks

I addressed Kelly’s remarks yesterday. Today I want to point you to Binghamton University historian Carole Emberton’s piece, “The North tried …

Social Studies

Actually, John Kelly, the failed ‘compromise’ to avoid Civil War would have enshrined slavery

While fantasies of freed slaves running rampant drove politics in the South in 1860, policy-makers in Washington debated a relatively narrow issue: …

Canadian News

John Kelly is wrong: Slavery, not lack of compromise, caused the Civil War

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly sent historians scurrying to their liquor cabinets Monday night when he resurrected a long-discredited theory about the Civil War during an appearance on Fox News. “The lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War,” Kelly declared in no uncertain …

War

EDITORIAL: Gen. Kelly's dangerous myth about the Civil War

The Civil War was fought, says President Trump’s chief of staff, because people lacked an “ability to compromise.”<p>Oh, goodness. We’re writing this …

War

The Civil War Was Not a Mistake

John Kelly’s account of its causes reflects a widely shared—and incorrect—understanding of the conflict.<p>When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by the “lack of an ability to compromise,” that the war was fought by “men and women …

Robert E. Lee

John Kelly was right: The Civil War was all about compromise

John F. Kelly was right. The Civil War was not about slavery. It was about a lack of ability to COMPROMISE (on the issue of slavery). These are two completely different things.<p>This ethically neutral view of the world is lots of fun. Here are some other lacks of ability to compromise:<p>The French …

Opinion

Why John Kelly’s remarks on Robert E. Lee, Civil War are ‘strange,’ ‘sad’ and ‘wrong’

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was the guest for the premiere of Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox News Monday night. During the interview, he …

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