American Slavery: Separating fact from myth

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Found the following article at The Conversation website, written by Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Daina Ramey Berry.

American Slavery: Separating fact from myth
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"People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don't. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn't. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn't. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn't. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn't.

Slavery has been in the news a lot lately. From the discovery of the auction of 272 enslaved people that enabled Georgetown University to remain in operation to the McGraw-Hill textbook controversy over calling slaves "workers from Africa" and the slavery memorial being built at the University of Virginia, Americans are having conversations about this difficult period in American history..."

Read the rest of this article at the following website:

http://theconversation.com/american-slavery-separating-fact-from-myth-79620

Enjoy,
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