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America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enjoy this free preview of this multi-part Slate Academy series with acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate's Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion. For the full course, join Slate Plus at slate.com/academyplus

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This is a free preview of Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. Learn more at Slate.com/Reconstruction.Episode 1: Experiments in Land-owning: Davis Bend and Cameron PlaceSome freedpeople ended up owning parcels of the land they had worked when enslaved. Some formed intentional communities to farm it. By the end of Reconstruction, most of them had no land to their names.Amy Murrell Taylor is the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America.

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History of American Slavery | E:6 | King Cotton

This is a free full episodepreview of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. To access all features of the Academy and to learn more about enrolling, visitSlate.com/Academy In Episode 6 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the rise of the antebellum cotton economy in the early decades of the 19th century. They discuss how the growth of the cotton industry transformed the American system of slavery and the lives of enslaved people. And they discuss slavery’s relationship with the development of modern American capitalism. They begin the episode by discussing the life of Charles Ball, who wrote about his experience working on a cotton plantation in his autobiography, Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball. *** Join us! Sept. 17, Washington, D.C. How can we get Americans to talk honestly about slavery? As a capstone to the Academy, George Washington Univer...

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This is a free full episode preview of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. VisitSlate.com/Academyto learn more. In this bonus edition of The History of American Slavery, aSlate Academy, special guest Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. joins hosts Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion to discuss slave narratives. Dr. Gates recounts his own experience as a graduate student in the 1970s, when many historians were only beginning to accept the veracity and legitimacy of firsthand accounts of slavery. He also talks about how slave narratives influenced contemporary black literature and about whether using the accounts of exceptional individuals might distort our understanding of what an average enslaved person experienced. This is the first edition of Office Hours, a series of bonus episodes of The History of American Slavery, aSlate Academy. Jamelle and Rebecca will use these miniepisodes to explore some of the larger, recurren...

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This is a free excerpt of The History of American Slavery, our inauguralSlate Academy. To listen to Episode 4 in its entirety, visitthe show page. To access all features of thisSlate Academy, and to learn more about enrolling, visitSlate.com/Academy In episode 4 ofThe History of American Slavery, aSlateAcademy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of family life on the slave plantations of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this free excerpt, they speak to Heather Andrea Williams about how slavery tore families apart and the emotional history of that trauma. *** Our guests in Ep 4: Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of legal history at Harvard University. Read an excerpt of Gordon-Reed’s book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Heather Andrea Williams, presidential professor and professor of Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Read an excerpt of Williams’ book Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost...

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This is a free excerpt of The History of American Slavery, our inauguralSlate Academy. To listen to Episode 3 in its entirety, visitthe show page. To access all features of thisSlate Academy, and to learn more about enrolling, visitSlate.com/Academy. In episode 3 ofThe History of American Slavery, aSlateAcademy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during America’s Revolutionary War. *** Episode 3guests: Douglas R. Egerton,professor of history at Le Moyne College and currently the Merrill Family Visiting Professor of History at Cornell University.Read an excerptof Egerton’s book,Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America. Emily Blanck, associate professor of history at Rowan University.Read an excerptof Blanck’s book,Tyrannicide: Forging and American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts. *** In Episode 3, Jamelle and Rebecca discusshow the enlightenment ideas that helped found our government both inhibit...

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This episode ofThe History of American Slaveryis free to all as a sample. To join thisSlateAcademy, listen to all nine episodes of the podcast as they are released, and read supplementary materials, visitslate.com/academy. In episode two,hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during the late 18th century. They talk about the heyday of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the birth of the British abolitionist movement. They begin their discussion by remembering the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano (1745?-1797). Guests on Ep. 2: Marcus Rediker, distinguished professor of Atlantic history at the University of Pittsburgh |Read an excerptfrom Rediker’s book, “The Slave Ship.” Adam Hochschild, author |Read an excerptfrom Hochschild’s book, “Bury the Chains.” Here are some of the links discussed in Episode 2: •You can read Equiano’s entire autobiography,The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African,on Slate. •L...

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History of American Slavery | E:0 | How to Listen to this Slate Academy

This introductory episode is available free topreview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. VisitSlate.com/Academy In this episode: Welcome! Introductions, our inspiration, and our policy on grades (there are none).

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Reconstruction | S2:E1 | Experiments in Land Owning

This is a free preview of Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. Learn more at Slate.com/Reconstruction.Episode 1: Experiments in Land-owning: Davis Bend and Cameron PlaceSome freedpeople ended up owning parcels of the land they had worked when enslaved. Some formed intentional communities to farm it. By the end of Reconstruction, most of them had no land to their names.Amy Murrell Taylor is the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America.

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History of American Slavery | E:6 | King Cotton

This is a free full episodepreview of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. To access all features of the Academy and to learn more about enrolling, visitSlate.com/Academy In Episode 6 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the rise of the antebellum cotton economy in the early decades of the 19th century. They discuss how the growth of the cotton industry transformed the American system of slavery and the lives of enslaved people. And they discuss slavery’s relationship with the development of modern American capitalism. They begin the episode by discussing the life of Charles Ball, who wrote about his experience working on a cotton plantation in his autobiography, Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball. *** Join us! Sept. 17, Washington, D.C. How can we get Americans to talk honestly about slavery? As a capstone to the Academy, George Washington Univer...

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This episode ofThe History of American Slaveryis free to all as a sample. To join thisSlateAcademy, listen to all nine episodes of the podcast as they are released, and read supplementary materials, visitslate.com/academy. In episode two,hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during the late 18th century. They talk about the heyday of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the birth of the British abolitionist movement. They begin their discussion by remembering the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano (1745?-1797). Guests on Ep. 2: Marcus Rediker, distinguished professor of Atlantic history at the University of Pittsburgh |Read an excerptfrom Rediker’s book, “The Slave Ship.” Adam Hochschild, author |Read an excerptfrom Hochschild’s book, “Bury the Chains.” Here are some of the links discussed in Episode 2: •You can read Equiano’s entire autobiography,The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African,on Slate. •L...

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History of American Slavery | E:2 | Inside the Slave Ship

History of American Slavery | E:0 | How to Listen to this Slate Academy

This introductory episode is available free topreview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. VisitSlate.com/Academy In this episode: Welcome! Introductions, our inspiration, and our policy on grades (there are none).

8 MIN2015 JUN 3
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History of American Slavery | E:0 | How to Listen to this Slate Academy
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