In the 16th and 17th centuries, a new type of agriculture began appearing in the new world: the plantation. Focused exclusively on cash crops for an international market, but lacking industrial technology, plantations were dependent on cheap, human labor in order to turn a profit. A lot of labor, the cheaper the better. After finding […]
Learn how a southern wetland provided critical refuge along the journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad at a banquet on Wednesday, February 20th in Middleton: Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander will present a banquet presentation entitled, The Dismal Swamp Revealed: A Path to Freedom. As we honor both African American History Month in February and the […]
Is there slavery in the U.S. today? Yes — in prisons. And it’s legal! The 13th amendment forbids slavery, EXCEPT for people convicted of crimes. Ed Mead, editor of The Kite Newsletter, talks about the current prison strike against forced labor (among other demands).
Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and author of many books on the history of racism, talks with Jan Miyasaki about his most recent book “The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy and Capitalism in Seventeenth Century North America and the Caribbean”.
Host Allen Ruff interviews the irrepressible African-American historian Gerald Horne. Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He’s the author of numerous titles exploring the centrality of race and class for understanding the contemporary world, and his most recent book is The Apocalypse of Settler […]
This Week on Mel & Floyd: Choo Choo, all aboard! Join us on a journey from sea to shining sea as Mel and ‘Pants explore American politics and history between whistle stops (and barf bags)!