Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Brown discuss urban slavery in the United States on 15 Minute History:
“When most people think about slavery in the United States, they think of large agricultural plantations and picture slaves working in the fields harvesting crops. But for a significant number of slaves, their experience involved working in houses, factories, and on the docks of the South’s booming cities. Urban slavery, as it has come to be known, is often overlooked in the annals of slave experience.
This week’s guests Daina Ramey Berry, from UT’s Department of History, and Leslie Harris, from Emory University, have spent the past year collaborating on a new study aimed at re-discovering this forgotten aspect of slave experience in the United States.”
Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here: Episode 54: Urban Slavery in the Antebellum United States | 15 Minute History.