Columnist Michael Paul Williams on the Devil's Half Acre: "Regardless of whether Robert Lumpkin has his name immortalized, his half-acre slave jail site does not measure up to the task of fully telling Richmond’s slave-trading history. "Lumpkin’s name has become a source of disagreement among elected officials and residents debating how to best commemorate the … Continue reading NEWS/BLOGROLL: Williams: By any name, half-acre of slave trade history not enough | Richmond.com
Launched in 2011, "Disunion revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period — using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded." The series ended in June of 2016. The full archive of posts is available at the New York Times website.
Erin Greenwald (Historic New Orleans Collection) and Joshua Rothman (University of Alabama) on commemorating New Orleans role in the domestic slave trade: Other cities that were centers of the slave trade have begun to acknowledge and come to terms with their past. Natchez, Miss., the second busiest domestic slave-trade hub, has a memorial and a … Continue reading Greenwald and Rothman on New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States | NOLA.com