History of Slavery: Syllabus

History of Slavery: Syllabus

http://www.slate.com/academy
Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

First Day of Class

Welcome! Introductions. Our inspiration. Our policy on grades (there are none).

Coming May 19

 

History of Slavery: Episode 1
Martin's Best Virginia tobacco advertisement

Anthony Johnson, 1600?–1670

Guests: Ira Berlin, Peter Wood

Slavery in America started out pretty bad in the 17th century. White colonists made it way, way worse in the 18th.

 

Ask
Me
Anything

Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie will do a Reddit AMA about this series on April XX.

Ask your question // Read the transcript here.

 

Coming June 2

 

History of Slavery: Episode 2
Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano, 1745?–1797

Guests: Marcus Rediker, Adam Hochschild

Experiencing the Middle Passage: What was it like to be removed from one continent and sold on another?

 

 

Coming June 16

 

History of Slavery: Episode 3
Elizabeth Freeman

Elizabeth Freeman, 1742?–1829

Guests: Emily Blanck, Douglas Egerton

Enslaved in a time of revolution: The turmoil of the Revolutionary years made freedom possible for some—and put it out of reach for others.

 

Coming July 7

 

History of Slavery: Episode 4
Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Joseph Fossett, 1780–1858

Guests: Annette Gordon-Reed, Heather Williams

What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned.

 

Coming July 21

 

Bonus Episode: Dr. Gates Office Hours
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Listening Hard for Their Voices

Guest: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Assessing the slave narrative, as literary genre and as historical source.

 

Check back April 15 to hear episode 6 of slavery
Coming soon!

 

History of Slavery: Episode 5
Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Charles Deslondes, Unknown–1811

Guests: Ed Baptist, Joshua Rothman

Did slavery have a frontier? As the domestic slave trade expanded in the early 19th century, slavery’s center of gravity shifted west.

 

Coming soon!

 

History of Slavery: Episode 6
The History of American Slavery Episode 6: Money and Cotton

Charles Ball, 1780–Unknown

Guests: Ed Baptist, Daina Ramey Berry

Money and cotton: How cotton’s ascendancy as a cash crop in the first decades of the 19th century changed the lives of enslaved workers.

 

Coming soon!

 

History of Slavery: Episode 7
Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Anarcha, 1828?–Unknown

Guests: Deirdre Cooper Owens, Christopher Willoughby

Experimenting with the enslaved: The disturbing relationship between slavery and 19th-century science and medicine.

 

Coming soon!

 

History of Slavery: Episode 8

Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery, Episode 8

New!

John Parker, 1827–1900

Guest: Eric Foner, Steven Lubet

Fugitives and their defenders: How runaways and their Northern helpers forced the conflict between the North and South in the 1850s.

 

Coming soon!
History of Slavery: Episode 9
Slate Academy: The History of American Slavery

Rose Herera, 1835–Unknown

Guest: Adam Rothman, Heather Williams

The journey of emancipation: The many ways enslaved Americans had to grab freedom for themselves during the war years.

 

Coming soon!
Bonus Episode: Dr. Gates Office Hours
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

How’s That National Conversation Going?

<< Guest: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

How do we, as Americans, talk about slavery? How could we do better?

 

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