History Of Slavery

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

Will the next monuments to be deposed be those commemorating the Founding Fathers?

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>Only a very few years ago, few could have predicted the speed and vehemence with which …

Robert E. Lee

Slavery through the Eyes of Revolutionary Generals - Journal of the American Revolution

Generally when people think about slavery in the United States, they harken back to the Civil War period when Northern states had abolished slavery …

Slavery

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 …

Slavery

John Kelly's Dangerous Ignorance of the Civil War Reflects the Views of His Boss

Jeffery RobinsonKelly's narrative is meant to avoid the ugly truth that Americans were willing to kill American soldiers and to die to preserve the …

Liberal 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)

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 …

Slavery

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

Review of the Kansas Usurpation

“It was scarcely opened, before it became, as might have been expected, the battleground for the opposing civilizations of the Union, to renew and fight out their long quarrel upon. From every quarter of the land settlers rushed thither, to take part in the wager of battle.”<p>If it had been the …

History

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

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

Trump's chief of staff went on Fox News and, yeah, this isn't good

Donald Trump is freaking out over the Russia indictments, so naturally his chief of staff went on Fox News and went into damage control mode. Or he …

Donald Trump

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

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, whose boss is well known for unique opinions about the Civil War, introduced his own hypothesis to the world last night when he blamed the war on “the lack of an ability to compromise.”<p>The Washington Post has already written about what historians think of …

Abraham Lincoln

James Madison’s Lessons in Racism

When we think about the framers of the Constitution and how they handled the issue of race, we conjure up the extremes: the hypocrites and the heroes. At one end is Thomas Jefferson, who wrote that “all men are created equal” but believed Africans were inferior and fathered children with an …

Opinion

Chelsea Handler’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i>has asked literary celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with</i> …

Chelsea Handler

Genealogy sites are whitewashing the history of slavery

More than 700 physical monuments honoring the Confederacy still stand in the United States. But the celebration and romanticization of our …

Genealogy

ICYMI: Some UW-Madison Students Thought Lincoln Owned Slaves

Wow.

Conservative View

Queen should be tried for slavery - Henry

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has called for the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, to be tried before her own court for the …

Slavery

The Reformation Is Not Just a White Man’s Legacy

<b>Editors’ note</b>: This article originally appeared in the 9Marks Journal.<p>On April 3, 1963, as Martin Luther King Jr. sat frustrated in the musky …

Faith

Olaudah Equiano: Who was the African author whose autobiography exposed the realities of the slave trade?

Google’s latest Doodle marks what would have been the 272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano (1746-1797), the African writer whose memoir gave the world …

History

New Report Finds Slavery Worse Than Ever, With 40.3 Million People Currently Enslaved

We recently reported about an incident of modern slavery in the U.S., the tragic story of a mentally disabled black man who was enslaved by a white …

Slavery

Rape and slavery was lure for UK Isis recruits with history of sexual violence

Young fighters are mobilised by Islamic State’s ideology of abusing women as a form of terrorism, says report<p>Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined Islamic State because of the organisation’s systemic use of rape and slavery as a form of terrorism, according to new analysis.<p>…

News

VIDEO: BLACK-ISH Reenacts the History of Slavery in Full-Out Musical Production

On last night's Season 4 premiere of BLACK-ISH on ABC, The Roots reenacted the history of the end of the slavery in 'I Am Slave,' to the tune of …

Black History

The reason Roy Moore won in Alabama that no one is talking about

When Roy Moore, a conservative outsider and former state Supreme Court justice most famous for twice getting kicked off the bench, captured Alabama’s Republican Senate primary last week, much of the analysis focused on two things: the seething fury of the Republican grass roots toward the party’s …

Equality

The Roots Teach a Schoolhouse Rock-Style History Lesson About Slavery on 'black-ish'

On Tuesday night’s (Oct. 3) season premiere of , an episode centered around a musical history lesson on Juneteenth, an animated version of The Roots …

Black History

The Roots Give 'Schoolhouse Rock' History of Slavery On 'Black-ish'

<b>The Roots</b> delivered a powerful "Schoolhouse Rock"-style history of slavery in America on the excellent season premiere of <i>Black-ish</i> on ABC. Roots …

Black History

The Roots Give a ‘Schoolhouse Rock’-Style History of Slavery on the ‘Black-ish’ Season Premiere

Source: ABCOn Tuesday night, <i>Black-ish</i>, one of the best shows on TV, returned for its fourth season. As expected, the premiere was outstanding.The …

Black History

How Colonial Systems Hurt the Caribbean's Ability to Weather Hurricanes

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>For most of the 19th century, besides …

Slavery

United Nations report blasts Canada for destruction of historic black community – VICE News

A United Nations working group is calling out Canada for its history of racist policies — specifically highlighting its history of slavery and the “deplorable” destruction of Africville, a black community in Nova Scotia.<p>The report released Monday recommends that Canada apologize for slavery, …

Nova Scotia

Motorcyle on Hell Run: A New Book on Tanzania and Pan-Africanism

<b>Julie Hawks: Please tell us a little bit about how you produced this book. What were your source material, intellectual approaches, and writing style?</b><p>…

Black History