Tag: slavery

Home /
img
On August 25, 1734, a slave insurrection in St. John was put down with maximum violence, ending nine months of hard-won freedom from slaves and concluding possibly the most important slave rebellion before the Haitian Revolution in the eighteenth-century Caribbean. However, this story is not necessarily the kind of freedom struggle that might appeal to […]
img
Interesting exploration of the many, many members of Congress who owned slaves at some point in their lives. How many? 1,700!! This database helps provide a clearer understanding of the ways in which slaveholding influenced early America, as congressmen’s own interests as enslavers shaped their decisions on the laws that they crafted. One example:When Congress […]

Christmas Escapes

By
|
On December 25, 2021

Good piece on how slaves used Christmas as a chance to escape to freedom: It was the night before Christmas, and as Jarm would remember it later, “though cold, it was as clear and beautiful as Tenne

img
These are the graves of Joseph Stewart and Scipio. I have almost nothing to say about these two people because they were both slaves. Basically, the entire information on them is on this historical marker. Stewart was a house slave in the Fenimore Cooper family and maybe Scipio was too since he has a marker. […]
img

Slave Graves

By
|
In General
|
On July 8, 2021
I’ve been trying to write and overall busy with other things, so I haven’t had time for a grave post in the last couple of days. For those of you though who look to this site for all things historical graves, let me send you to this video report at the Times on the search […]
1 2 14
It is main inner container footer text