Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enroll in the college course you wish you'd taken, learning from acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate's Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion.

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History of American Slavery | Symposium | How to Talk Honestly About Slavery

Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Jamelle Bouie talks with LeVar Burton about remaking Roots and understanding American history.

100 Min

Oct 8, 2015

History of American Slavery | E:8 | Runaway Railroad

Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Our sometimes mythical memory of the Underground Railroad, and why the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 propelled the country toward war.

56 Min

Sep 22, 2015

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45 min
Aug 24, 2015
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The 19th century rise of the antebellum cotton economy

48 min
Aug 6, 2015
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Slave rebellions—both real and imagined—that unfolded during the settlement of the 19th-century American frontier.

21 min
Jul 22, 2015
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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. joins hosts Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion to discuss slave narratives.

56 min
Jul 9, 2015
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What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned?

8 min
May 18, 2015
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Listen to this out-loud version of a syllabus to learn more about the inaugural Slate Academy,

41 min
May 18, 2015
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American slavery started out pretty bad in the 17th century. White colonists made it way, way worse in the 18th.

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