The Library of Congress holds a biography of Frederick Douglass' wife, Anna Murray Douglass, written by her daughter. Printed from a speech delivered before the Anna Murray Douglass Union by Sprague in Washington, D.C. in 1900. The speech was reprinted by Frederick Douglass Sprague Perry in 1923 and dedicated to the "Noblewomen of the National … Continue reading SOURCE: Biography of Anna Murray Douglass | @LibraryofCongress
Excerpts from David Walker's Appeal, In Four Articles: Together With A Preamble To The Coloured Citizens Of The World, But In Particular, And Very Expressly, To Those Of The United States Of America (1829) via Africans in America: "Having travelled over a considerable portion of these United States, and having, in the course of my … Continue reading SOURCE: David Walker’s Appeal | Africans in America
Jeff Forret, “‘Deaf & Dumb, Blind, Insane, or Idiotic’: The Census, Slaves, and Disability in the Late Antebellum South,” Journal of Southern History 82, no. 3 (July 29, 2016): 503–48. "In a diary she kept during a stay on her husband’s coastal Georgia slaveholdings in the winter of 1838–1839, British actress Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble … Continue reading ARTICLE: Forret on Slavery, Disability and the Census
David Blight writes: "In “Self-Made Man,” a new book published by the Cato Institute, the lawyer Timothy Sandefur argues that Douglass’s essential legacy lies in his advocacy of liberty, individualism and private property and free enterprise. The radical abolitionist who risked all to use words and politics to free an entire people from slavery was, … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Blight on How the Right Co-Opts Frederick Douglass – The New York Times
John Michael Vlach, Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery (University of North Carolina Press, 1993). via UNC Press: "Behind the "Big Houses" of the antebellum South existed a different world, socially and architecturally, where slaves lived and worked. John Michael Vlach explores the structures and spaces that formed the slaves' environment. … Continue reading BOOK: Vlach on the Big House
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W. Caleb McDaniel writes: "Every three minutes, that code printed A slave was just sold to the screen—a subtle reminder of the Damoclean sword that hung over every cornpatch, Sunday wage, or home that an enslaved man or woman had won. "Reflecting on that experiment after the class, I started to wonder about a similar … Continue reading DIGITAL: McDaniel on Scripting Slave Sales on Twitter
Pryor, Elizabeth Stordeur. “The Etymology of Nigger: Resistance, Language, and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 203–45.
A digital project by Bill Rankin visualizes the spread of slavery in the United States in maps. Rankin uses dots, black space (to render county/state lines nearly invisible), and color gradations to mark the changing population of slave and free.
"This week on Muster, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson and Dr. Erica L. Ball, authors of the upcoming book, Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017) talk about history, slavery, and black genealogy in anticipation of The History Channel’s May 31st premiere of a four-part remake of Alex Haley’s 1977 classic series, Roots. After the first episode of Roots, stay tuned for The Roots of Our History, a documentary about the series.