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The History of American Slavery
With the help of acclaimed historians and writers, Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the history of American slavery and examine how the institution came to shape our country’s politics, economy, and culture. (This series was originally published in 2015, thanks to the support of Slate Plus.)
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3.9 stars from 322 ratings
Good Info but THIS IS NOT FUNNY
I’ve listened to this multiple times and it’s frustrating. The random chuckling, “contextualizing” owning a human being? Saying some only owned one while others owned 40+? Parts of its make me cringe. I appreciate the info but that’s about it. More examples of America and where are. Not one part...Read full review »
joenice3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/20
I listened to 25 mins of this and can’t believe this conversation. Slavery can only be measured in degrees for white people. The audacity of that comment and the attempt to look at the slaves who “didn’t have it so bad”. If you want an informative podcast, 1619 does it with respect.
LadyFete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
I listened for 22 minutes and could not get over the lack of seriousness, lightness and laughter. Then, when the question of how did endentured servitude evolve into slavery happened it was compared to summer became winter. Just ignorance
gemp567 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
Recent Episodes
Published 02/01/20
This episode was originally released in 2015. In Episode 9, the finale episode of the History of American Slavery, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie discuss emancipation. They examine how emancipation was more a process than an overnight change, and they compare the different ways it was...
Published 12/31/19
This episode was originally released in 2015. In Episode 8 of the History of American Slavery, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie discuss the small minority of people who escaped slavery during the 1850s and 1860s and the people who helped them along the way. They examine our evolving and...
Published 12/31/19
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