Category Slavery

Reparations Means Global Social Transformation

Reparations Means Global Social Transformation Glen Ford “An all-Black reparations debate is overdue.” The Democratic presidential race has erupted in incomprehensible babble on reparations. Bernie Sanders says he’s not sure what people mean by the word. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker , the two Black U.S. senators, cynically put forward programs that bear no resemblance to reparations while claiming […]

England’s Irish Slaves — Global Research

Global Research Editor’s Note In 2008 (reposted in 2015), Global Research posted a short Oped article entitled The Irish Slave Trade: The Forgotten “White Slave”. This article which skimmed the surface of a complex historical process has been the object … The post England’s Irish Slaves appeared first on Global Research. via England’s Irish Slaves — […]

Slavery and the American University

Alex Carp http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/02/07/slavery-and-the-american-university/ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library/Library of Congress “Halting at Noon,” a wood engraving showing a slave drive through Virginia in the early nineteenth century, 1864 According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale […]

The unfree Irish in the Caribbean were indentured servants, not slaves

It’s a myth there were ‘Irish slaves’ in Barbados. As difficult as white servants’ experiences were, enslaved Africans were the people treated as livestock. Image: Liam Hogan This is an op-ed by Liam Hogan, Laura McAtackney, and Matthew Connor Reilly. They write in response to what they call the myth of “Irish slaves” in the […]

Empire Files: From 1776 to Trump

Posted on September 16, 2017 by Robert Barsocchini I had mentioned Gerald Horne to Abby Martin as a person to interview for her show, so I am glad to see him in this episode of Empire Files, posted here with Martin’s permission:

Revising history: Founder of KKK “one of the South’s first civil rights leaders”

Memphis Wants to Remove a Statue Honoring First Grand Wizard of the KKK  by Liliana Segura Berlin Boyd, chairperson of the Memphis City Council, was seated at the head of a conference table at Memphis City Hall when he held up a pair of local newspaper ads published in the 1850s. “N.B. Forrest, Dealer in Slaves, has just […]

The Missing Black History At Some Civil War Memorials — Black Agenda Report

Bruce A. Dixon The Confederate army was a draftee army, but any white man who owned 20 or more slaves was exempt from the draft. For them it was a rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight. Though I haven’t been to the site of Chicago’s Camp Douglas monument since the 1980s I’m willing […]