The Americas were built on the backs of not just black slaves but Indian slaves as well. Historian Margaret Ellen Newell reviews Andres Resendez’s The Other Slavery here at The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Forgotten Slaves – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Livia Gershon summarizes the historical work of Michael A. Gomez on the first Muslims in what became the United States: slaves. Read Gershon’s post here at JSTOR Daily: The Lost History of Early Muslim Americans
Historian and evangelical Robert Tracy McKenzie here offers a very thoughtful review of a new “historical” film, with the added bonus of some reflections on the love/hate relationship many/most of us historians have with historical films: BASED (EVER SO LOOSELY) ON A “TRUE STORY”—MATHEW MCCONAGHY AND THE “FREE STATE OF JONES” | Faith and History
The Conference on Faith and History suggests this link as a concise introduction to Harriet Tubman, who will be featured on the $20 bill.
This is a troubling and amazing story by Rachel L. Swarns of the New York Times. Recovering the past is not necessarily a simple, let alone triumphal, endeavor.
Along with an earlier map of dispossession of Native American nations, this animated map of the Atlantic slave trade at Slate is chilling: Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.
A history professor and a law professor have teamed up via The Atlantic to offer some perspective on the roots of the right to publicly carry firearms: Slavery, the Second Amendment, and the Origins of Public-Carry Jurisprudence – The Atlantic