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  • 17 Jun 2021
    Elena K. Abbott

    Freedom Beyond the Border

    In 1829, Ohio’s state legislators made an announcement that reverberated through African American communities across the nation. Responding to white discomfort over the state’s growing free Black population, they announced that Ohio’s longstanding Black Laws would be enforced, effective the following year. Largely ignored and unused since they first went on the books in 1804 […]

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  • 19 Oct 2020
    Frederick Douglass speaking locations.
    Hannah-Rose Murray

    Black Abolitionism in Britain and Ireland

    Frederick Douglass speaking locations.

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  • 12 Aug 2020
    Andrew Kettler

    Reading Slavery and Racism in an Era of Discourse Manipulation

    My recent monograph, The Smell of Slavery: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World, is a history of race construction and slave resistance throughout the Early Modern Era and into the Anglo-American nineteenth century. The discursive force of racist narratives exposed within the work are also constantly present in the dialogues of modern American politics. As […]

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  • 10 Aug 2020
    Catherine Armstrong

    American Slavery, American Imperialism

    Since the racist murder of George Floyd earlier this year, slavery’s remembrance and legacy is a topic of great significance in the contemporary world. The ongoing pain that slavery and racism causes for black people all over the world is palpable and often made worse by the refusal of those in positions of power to […]

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  • 17 Jun 2020
    Ariela J. Gross

    Why Monuments Matter

    Monuments have been coming down all over the world, from Louisville, Kentucky to Bristol, England. Protestors tore President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis from his pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, while Edward Colston, a seventeenth-century slave trader, lies at the bottom of Bristol Harbor. A Virginia court just blocked the removal of Confederate General Robert E. […]

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  • 8 Jan 2020
    Anne C. Bailey

    The 1619 Project and Bringing History to the People

    Weeping Time Author Anne C. Bailey weighs in on the debate over The 1619 Project.

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  • 4 Mar 2019
    Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

    Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America’s Coastal Slave Trade

    Written with verve and commitment, 'Rebellious Passage' chronicles the first comprehensive history of the ship revolt, its consequences, and its relevance to global modern slavery.

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  • 7 Sep 2018
    Calvin Schermerhorn,

    Prisoner strike exposes an age old American reliance on forced labor

    Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour, in a system many call “modern slavery.” Prisoners in the U.S. harvest and process eggs, orange juice, ground […]

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