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.
What modern medicine gained from slavery
Slave rebellions—both real and imagined—that unfolded during the settlement of the 19th-century American frontier.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. joins hosts Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion to discuss slave narratives.
What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned?
The shape of slavery during America’s Revolutionary War.
The shape of slavery during the late 18th century.
Listen to this out-loud version of a syllabus to learn more about the inaugural Slate Academy,
American slavery started out pretty bad in the 17th century. White colonists made it way, way worse in the 18th.