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America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enjoy this free preview of this multi-part Slate Academy series with acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate's Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion. For the full course, join Slate Plus at slate.com/academyplus

America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enjoy this free preview of this multi-part Slate Academy series with acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate's Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion. For the full course, join Slate Plus at slate.com/academyplus
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America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enjoy this free preview of this multi-part Slate Academy series with acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate's Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion. For the full course, join Slate Plus at slate.com/academyplus

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Reconstruction | S2:E1 | Experiments in Land Owning

10/31/2017
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This is a free preview of Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. Learn more at Slate.com/Reconstruction. Episode 1: Experiments in Land-owning: Davis Bend and Cameron Place Some freedpeople ended up owning parcels of the land they had worked when enslaved. Some formed intentional communities to farm it. By the end of Reconstruction, most of them had no land to their names. Amy Murrell Taylor is the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America.

Duration:01:08:48

History of American Slavery | E:6 | King Cotton

8/30/2015
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This is a free full episode preview of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. To access all features of the Academy and to learn more about enrolling, visit Slate.com/Academy In Episode 6 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the rise of the antebellum cotton economy in the early decades of the 19th century. They discuss how the growth of the cotton industry transformed the American system of slavery and the...

Duration:00:45:50

History of American Slavery | Office Hours | Henry Louis Gates On Slave Narratives

7/28/2015
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This is a free full episode preview of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. Visit Slate.com/Academy to learn more. In this bonus edition of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, special guest Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. joins hosts Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion to discuss slave narratives. Dr. Gates recounts his own experience as a graduate student in the 1970s, when many historians were only beginning to...

Duration:00:21:37

History of American Slavery | Office Hours | Henry Louis Gates On Slave Nar

7/28/2015
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This is a free full episode preview of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. VisitSlate.com/Academyto learn more. In this bonus edition of The History of American Slavery, aSlate Academy, special guest Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. joins hosts Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion to discuss slave narratives. Dr. Gates recounts his own experience as a graduate student in the 1970s, when many historians were only beginning to...

Duration:00:21:37

History of American Slavery | E:4 | The Family Life of the Enslaved

7/14/2015
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This is a free excerpt of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. To listen to Episode 4 in its entirety, visit the show page. To access all features of this Slate Academy, and to learn more about enrolling, visit Slate.com/Academy In episode 4 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of family life on the slave plantations of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this free excerpt, they speak to...

Duration:00:18:06

History of American Slavery | E:3 | Slavery During America's Revolution

6/24/2015
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This is a free excerpt of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. To listen to Episode 3 in its entirety, visit the show page. To access all features of this Slate Academy, and to learn more about enrolling, visit Slate.com/Academy. In episode 3 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during America’s Revolutionary War. *** Episode 3 guests: Douglas R. Egerton, professor of history at Le...

Duration:00:09:06

History of American Slavery | E:2 | Inside the Slave Ship

6/2/2015
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This episode of The History of American Slavery is free to all as a sample. To join this Slate Academy, listen to all nine episodes of the podcast as they are released, and read supplementary materials, visit slate.com/academy. In episode two, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during the late 18th century. They talk about the heyday of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the birth of the British abolitionist movement. They begin their discussion by remembering...

Duration:00:47:31

History of American Slavery | E:0 | How to Listen to this Slate Academy

6/2/2015
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This introductory episode is available free to preview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. Visit Slate.com/Academy In this episode: Welcome! Introductions, our inspiration, and our policy on grades (there are none).

Duration:00:08:47