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slavery



  • The Shortages May Be Worse Than the Disease

    by Elise A. Mitchell

    Societies further their own destruction whenever they fail to provide anyone health care, housing, or dispensation from work because of their employment, socioeconomic, or immigration status.



  • What the 1619 Project Really Means

    by Timothy Messer-Kruse

    Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse argues that critics from both ends of the political spectrum have misunderstood the project.


  • He Said, She Said: In the Matter of Nat Turner

    by Christopher Tomlins 

    Nat Turner spoke while black and asks us all to listen. If we are to understand him – to understand what sort of man he was, by whom he was charged to act, on whose behalf he acted, and why – we have to begin by listening.


  • Historical Memory and the Slave Narrative Collection

    by Sarah Whitwell

    Rather than viewing memory as a passive process of recalling lived experiences as objective truths, historians have begun to view memory as an active ordering of the past.


  • Re-Animating the 1619 Project: Teachable Moments Not Turf Wars

    by James Brewer Stewart

    Those of us who value the 1619 Project can reclaim our “teachable moment” by excavating beneath the heated rhetoric. There we will discover that the journalists and the historians embrace conflicting but equally valuable historical truths regarding slavery’s power to shape our nations past and present.