Articles with keyword "Slavery"
The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.
Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.
When Charles Willson Peale painted former enslaved African American and Georgetown resident Yarrow Mamout in 1819, he was interested in his storied longevity.
MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’
Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.
The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.
Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.