May 25, 2017

Reckoning With Slavery

In recent years, scholarship on the history of slavery has leapt beyond academe to force a societal reckoning. This occasional series explores fresh questions scholars are asking as America confronts its history of human bondage.

A case study of what happens when research collides with public memory.

How far should universities go to acknowledge their complicity with slavery?

How Craig Steven Wilder became a one-man truth-and-reconciliation commission on colleges and slavery.

Historians and economists clash over the role slavery played in capitalism.