Beyond The Underground Railroad

In “The Perilous Lure of the Underground Railroad” New Yorker writer Kathryn Schulz shows how “Hardly anyone used it, but it…

 

Colored Conventions

“From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free and fugitive Blacks came together in state and national  political “Colored…

 

Slavery and Universities

Following Brown University’s early lead in the uncovering of its slavery past, historians are increasingly researching the ties between some institutions…

 

New Books on Slavery

This non-exhaustive list contains some of the scholarly works on slavery in the Atlantic World published in 2015.   Beck, Jane C. Daisy…

 

“The Free State Of Jones”

Lapidus Center Advisors David  Blight and Eric Foner were historical consultants on the upcoming film Free State of Jones, based on…

 

Separate, Equal and Far Away

Read Eric Foner’s review of Nicholas Guyatt’s Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation.