Category Slavery

Slavery in Colonial New England

Here’s Professor Jared Hardesty of Western Washington University giving a really good presentation on slavery in Colonial New England. The video’s description reads, “Historian Jared Hardesty talked about his book Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England, which focused on the region’s involvement in slavery and the slave trade during the […]

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

Here’s Professor Edna Greene Medford of Howard University speaking at the 2019 Lincoln Forum on Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation. Professor Medford is always good. The video’s description reads, “Civil War scholar Edna Greene Medford talked about Abraham Lincoln’s approach to abolishing slavery and examined views of emancipation in the North and South. This event was part of the the […]

Lincoln, Douglass, and Emancipation

Here’s a terrific discussion between Harold Holzer and Professors Edna Greene Medford and David Blight. The video’s description reads, “Historians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on emancipating those held in slavery. They tracked their evolution on the issue from early in their careers through the Civil War. The New-York […]

Tacky’s Revolt

Here’s Professor Vincent Brown of Harvard University discussing “Tacky’s Revolt,” a 1760 slave rebellion in Jamaica. The video’s description reads, “Harvard University history Professor Vincent Brown chronicled the 18th century slave revolt that took place in Jamaica, known as ‘Tacky’s Revolt.’ ”

Some Movement on the 1619 Project Controversy

We’ve had some interesting developments regarding the arguments over the 1619 Project. First, we saw this article from Professor Leslie Harris of Northwestern University. Titled “I Helped Fact Check the 1619 Project. The New York Times Ignored Me,” Professor Harris zeroes in on the weakest part of the opening essay, the assertion that “one of […]

Slavery in Washington, D.C.

Here’s a nice conversation between historian Lonnie Bunch and David Rubenstein on slavery in Antebellum Washington, DC. The video’s description reads, “Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch and philanthropist David Rubenstein explore the central role of slavery and race in Washington, D.C., from its founding to the civil rights era. A particular focus is how presidents interacted and dealt […]

Teaching Tolerance Season 2, Episode 11: USING THE WPA SLAVE NARRATIVES

Here’s a nice podcast interview with Cynthia Lynn Lyerly on using the WPA slave narratives in the classroom as well as some caveats regarding the narratives. The podcast’s description reads, “From 1936 to 1938, the Federal Writers’ Project collected stories from people who had been enslaved. The WPA Slave Narrative Collection at the Library of […]