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On July 9. 1640, a Virginia court ruled that a Black indentured servant who ran away was in fact a slave. This is a moment by which we can talk about the codification of chattel slavery as the key labor force in early Virginia, with implications that still dominate the nation’s culture nearly 400 years […]
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California Slaves

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On January 24, 2020
Remember, when we talk about slavery in this nation, we need to center California as a major slave state. San Bernardino’s early success rested on a pair of seemingly incongruous forces: Mormonism and slavery. In 1851, some 450 Latter-day Saints — Mormons — were sent by their church from Utah to establish a colony in […]
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This is the slave graveyard at Montpelier, James Madison’s mansion. Ever since I visited Montpelier in June, I’ve been praising the amazing way that museum has redone its interpretation of Madison’s life to emphasize slavery. That has been an increasing theme throughout the South and it’s fascinating because it is very much not the story […]

Explains a Lot

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On July 8, 2019

Lots of Americans have slaveholding ancestors. The question for the present is what do you do to make up for that fact. In the case of Mitch McConnell, you double down on your family past. Senate Majo

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