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16Jan 19

People enslaved at Monticello now represented in programming

It’s long been known that Thomas Jefferson had a relationship with Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman at the Founding Father’s Monticello plantation. Monticello is now a museum, but mentions of Hemings and other people enslaved there have been spare. Now more of their voices are being heard at Monticello. An…

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17Aug 16

Is the greatest collection of slave narratives tainted by racism?

One of the largest collections of slave testimonies comes from over 2,000 oral histories collected during the Great Depression era by government workers. These stories, however, may be tinged with racism because they were collected by white workers. A historian examines the power imbalance between the slaves giving the histories and…

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The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

Photo Gallery: Slavery and the Missouri Compromise

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The Spread of US Slavery (1790–1860)

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