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The History of American Slavery

With the help of acclaimed historians and writers, Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the history of American slavery and examine how the institution came to shape our country’s politics, economy, and culture. (This series was originally published in 2015, thanks to the support of Slate Plus.)

With the help of acclaimed historians and writers, Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the history of American slavery and examine how the institution came to shape our country’s politics, economy, and culture. (This series was originally published in 2015, thanks to the support of Slate Plus.)

Episodes: 9

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9: How Did American Slavery End?

Duration: 1 hr 1 min

8: Runaway Railroad

Duration: 57 min

7: To Do No Harm?

Duration: 53 min

6: When Cotton Became King

Duration: 47 min

5: What Happened When Slaves Rebelled

Duration: 50 min

4: The Family Life of Enslaved People

Duration: 58 min

3: The Hypocrisy of America’s Revolution

Duration: 50 min

2: Inside the Slave Ship

Duration: 48 min

1: The Terrible Transformation

Duration: 42 min