In Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom, the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance.
Capitalism’s newest critics offer a groundbreaking account of slavery, but does their economic history add up?
Multiple commentaries from the journal show a pattern of making sure white people aren’t taken for total villains when discussing slavery.
Walter Johnson reconsiders the connection between slavery and capitalism.
David Brion Davis’s pathbreaking study of the problem of slavery.
Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.
Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.
How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.
Too many Americans have fallen prey to narratives that erase the role of slavery in the war’s origins and legacy.
Robin Blackburn's The American Crucible treats modern slavery as an international institution with national histories.