Category Slavery

Daina Ramey Berry, The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave

In this episode of the “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast, host Liz Covart talks with historian Daina Ramey Berry of the University of Texas on the value of enslaved people. Whenever we hear how terrible slavery was, there’s always another aspect of it that shows its depravity, and this is no exception. This is an excellent […]

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

Here’s Professor David Blight delivering the keynote address at the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial commemoration at the Maryland Historical Society. It’s really good, since he minimizes his wandering off on tangents. The video’s description reads, “Historian David Blight, director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition presented a talk titled […]

Supreme Court Justices Pre-Civil War and Slavery

Here’s Professor Paul Finkelman discussing the relationship of Antebellum Supreme Court Justices with slavery, especially Chief Justice John Marshall, who owned over 200 human beings. This is an excellent presentation, given at the National Archives. This was part of a series on “Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1801-1864.” The video’s description reads, “Legal historian, college […]

Videos From the 2018 Abolitionists Day

The Thaddeus Stevens Society put out the videos from last weekend’s 2nd Annual Abolitionists Day commemoration. The first video includes Mayor Streeter reading the city’s Abolitionists Day Proclamation.

What I Did for Confederate Flag Day

The antihistorical Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the heritage instead of history cults, designated Saturday, March 3, 2018 as “Confederate Flag Day.” My activities began with a book discussion of Gabor Boritt’s The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, which is about the Gettysburg Address. My next activity was to attend the Thaddeus […]

The Southern Vision of a Vast Empire of Slavery

Here’s a podcast hosted by Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of Holy Cross College called “Life in the Past Lane.” The guest is historian Matthew Karp, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. They talk about Professor Karp’s book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. This is an excellent discussion about how slaveholders […]

Slavery and Abolition in Antebellum America with Manisha Sinha

This is a podcast from “The Age of Jackson,” hosted by Daniel N. Gullotta. This one is an interview with Professor Manisha Sinha of the University of Connecticut. This is an excellent discussion of slavery and the abolitionist movement. You can access the podcast here.