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Articles with keyword "Slavery"

David Livingstone, circa 1865.


Livingstone in a New Light

Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.

East African slaves aboard the Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel


Gross Injustice

The slave trade by the numbers.


The War 150 Years Later

As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

“The Political Quadrille, Music by Dred Scott", 1860


The Man Who Came in Second

In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University


Personal History

NEH Chairman Jim Leach talks with Drew Gilpin Faust, daughter of the South, president of Harvard, and this year's Jefferson Lecturer.