On August 18, 1823, slaves in what is today Guyana rose up in what became known as the Demerara Rebellion. This was brutally suppressed by the English colonialists, but also played a critical role in
On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo Revolt began in New Mexico. The most successful Native rebellion in the history of the Americas, this forced the Spanish out of their northern colonies for twelve years.
It’s not at all surprising that Ronald Reagan became a big gun control guy when the Black Panthers were marching on the California state capitol and then became a big gun guy when the NRA became
As part of the mental project by Americans to assume that most of us, especially those who were in the north, didn’t really approve of the slave trade, we’ve painted in our memories the sl
Tiya Miles is one of our finest historians and this excerpt from a recent essay of hers is powerful, connecting how racial domination of Black people already was a real thing on the Michigan frontier
I was in Louisiana once, visiting a plantation where slave housing still existed. And I saw what I still think is one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen. Most slave housing of course d
The Underground Railroad was not just taking slaves to Canada. There was a southern version too, heading down through Texas and into Mexico. Here’s a good story on it. While researching U.S. Civ
I recently finished reading Michael Twitty’s The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, a really fantastic book that follows this well-known cookR