Did African-American Slaves Rebel?
Rarely can I think of a colder, nastier set of claims than these about the lack of courage or “manhood” of the African-American slaves. Let’s consider the five greatest slave rebellions in the United States ... Several white people claimed they ...
The War On Drugs Has Screwed Black People and Now It's Coming for White People
Eugene Jarecki: Growing up in the wake of the civil rights movement, I anticipated a sort of post-racial America, where black people would be afforded the same opportunities as white people. As I got older, I started ... War On Drugs has gradually built ...
What 8 Presidents Owned Slaves During Their Presidency?
Did he own slaves? Yes. When George Washington took over Mount Vernon at age 22 there were 18 slaves. When he married he gained control of 200 more which technically belonged to the estate of his wife’s first husband. By 1786 he owned 216 slaves.
Slavery, by the Numbers
In honor of Black History Month, I’ve assembled a list of statistics on slavery that every parent ... diversity among enslaved and free black people in the United States and throughout the Caribbean and South America. Politicians and academics love ...
Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think
With a volley of artillery fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the South started a war that nearly destroyed the United States ... slaves living in the South at the time. He concludes that the "Civil War was about slavery, nothing ...