Slavery

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

One day in January, a few years before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee wrote to The New York Times, seeking a correction.<p>The man who would become the top Confederate general was trying to set the record straight about the slaves on his wife’s estate in Virginia, and about the last wishes of a dying …

News (U.S.)

The Atlantic Civil War Reader

A look back at how the magazine covered the conflict as it unfolded.<p>In 1857, after decades of legislative compromises, slave rebellions, and sectional squabbles, the United States stood poised on a knife’s edge. That year, the Supreme Court ruled in the notorious <i>Dred Scott</i> case that black people …

Politics

New York Is Named After A Horrendous Slave Trader

'Slaves... were branded 'DY,' Duke of York, after the president of the company'

History

Where Will It End?

In its second issue, the Atlantic urged Northerners to take a stand against slavery<p>Wise men of every name and nation, whether poets, philosophers, statesmen, or divines, have been trying to explain, the puzzles of human condition, since the world began. For three thousand years, at least, they have …

History

Calls to UK's modern slavery hotline double in a week

Surge comes after National Crime Agency report revealed there were potentially tens of thousands of victims in Britain<p>The number of calls to the modern slavery hotline has doubled in a week after the National Crime Agency’s report on the “shocking” scale of the problem.<p>The helpline, for people to …

UK Home Office

10 Books About The Civil War That Should Have Been Assigned Reading In American Schools

It's 2017, and General Robert E. Lee is still starting fights. The violent demonstration of white supremacists in Charlottesville centered around …

Social Studies

The Confederacy Was About Slavery, Not Progressivism

“Modern-day progressivism is one of the Confederacy’s most enduring legacies in America today. Whether they realize it or not, progressives …

Conservative View

Asian Airline Trains Staff to Recognize Human Trafficking

<i>PHOTO: AirAsia to begin training staff to recognize human trafficking. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)</i><p>One of Asia’s biggest airlines is training staff …

Airlines

Mauritius: Slave Route Project - International Meeting to Be Held in Mauritius in November

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host, in November 2017, the Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO (United Nations …

Africa

Maryland removes statue of 19th century slavery advocate

Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century Chief Justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States.<p>Crews in state capital Annapolis hitched straps overnight to the …

History

Meet the slave shipwreck detective

Staring out to sea on a flawlessly sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks once packed with slaves that now …

News (South Africa)

They're tearing down statues, but IGNORE the millions living in slavery RIGHT NOW

Destroying statues does NOTHING for millions in slavery NOW<p>Posted August 17, 2017 01:51 PM by Logan Albright<p>Digital21 | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print …

Conservative View

British lawmaker forced to resign after denouncing 'British Pakistani men raping white girls'

A British lawmaker was forced to resign Wednesday after writing a controversial column in which she asserted “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls” -- a claim that sparked a debate about child abuse in the country.<p>Sarah Champion resigned nearly a week …

World News

‘Why Was the Confederacy Founded? And Why Was the United States?’

Not all slippery slopes are the same. You slide down some because you started out with an arbitrary distinction; you slide down others because you …

History

V Books: Prof. Tera Hunter Explores Slave Marriages In ‘Bound In Wedlock’

<i>“…and so far inferior, that they [African Americans] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect–” Chief Justice Roger B. Taney on his</i> …

Black History

Australia urged to create anti-slavery commissioner to fight exploitation

Bipartisan committee supports creation of modern slavery act as well as independent commissioner to report and advise on issues of modern slavery<p>Australia should create an independent anti-slavery commissioner to fight the practice of modern slavery and worker exploitation, according to a …

The 1850s Response to the Racism of 2017

How the writers of The Atlantic responded to defenses of slavery in the 19th century.<p>Last night, Tucker Carlson took on the subject of slavery on his Fox News show. Slavery is evil, he noted. However, slavery permeated the ancient world, he said, as reflected in the on-screen graphics.<p>On Twitter, …

Robert E. Lee

Time to put Confederate romanticism where it belongs: 6 feet underground

It's fine to pay homage to Confederate ancestors, but the rest of the country needs to move on. Otherwise, the party that ended slavery will continue to embarrass itself.<p>Battles over Confederate monuments are flaring up again 152 years after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant …

Robert E. Lee

Tucker Carlson explains slavery: “Plato, Muhammad, Aztecs” all owned slaves too

Carlson says that slavery is evil, before comparing white American slaveholders to native Americans and Plato<p>In Tucker Carlson’s mind, the left’s zero tolerance for racism and hate speech is the real danger to America — not the violent white supremacists who no longer feel compelled to hide in the …

Racism

Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana - A Reminder of America's Conflicted History | LOST NOT FOUND

This past April I visited the Oak Alley Plantation outside of New Orleans Louisiana with my friends who were visiting from New Zealand. I never …

Libel by quotation out of context

An interesting opinion Tuesday, from a unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit panel (<i>Block v. Tanenhaus</i>):<p>Walter Block is an economics professor … at Loyola University and is an Adjunct Scholar at the Mises Institute. He alleges that, consistent with his published writings and his …

News (U.S.)

Wesley to Wilberforce

Current Issue<p>July/August 2017Subscribe<p>Read This Issue<p><b>How to Find Hope in the Humanless Economy</b><p>Immigrants Are Reshaping American Missions<p>How God Sent …

Heather Heyer is part of a long tradition of white anti-racism activists

On Nov. 7, 1837, the abolitionist editor Elijah P. Lovejoy was gunned down defending his printing press from an anti-abolitionist, proslavery mob. Nearly 180 years later, Heather Heyer lost her life standing up for what she believed was right.<p>Yet the celebration of Heyer’s sacrifice by those who …

Racism

Modern slavery crackdown will force large companies to examine supply chains

The Federal Government has moved to crack down on modern slavery by forcing large businesses to lay out the steps they are taking to eradicate it.The …

Australian News

The hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health.<p>We all want our medicines to …

Medicine

Pinoy maid falls to her death in China, raises questions about human trafficking

Image from Facebook/Asuncion Lairocse Lorain<p>Like most Filipinos seeking greener pastures, Lorain Asuncion left her family in the Philippines to earn …

Human Trafficking

The Legacy of Reconstruction and Occupation After the US Civil War

<i>Guest Post by Megan Stewart, American University, School of International Service</i><p>Late last month, HBO announced the next project for the creators of</i> …

Political Violence

Miami Beach undercover sting targets massage parlors | Miami Herald

A seven-month sting run by Miami Beach detectives has shuttered four massage parlors, led to three arrests and uncovered what authorities say was a …

Crime

Europe records big rise in slavery

The European Union recorded the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017, with the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants, many of them …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

At Las Vegas's Mayweather-McGregor Fight, Watch For Trafficking

With a highly anticipated fight between boxing’s biggest star Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and MMA firebrand Conor McGregor just around the corner on August …

Conservative View