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 […]
Gerald Horne on the roots of slavery in the U.S.
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 […]
The Centrality of Race with Historian Dr. Gerald Horne
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 […]
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 […]
“The Half Has Never Been Told” author Edward Baptist
How did slavery, forced migration and the profitable cotton market shape our economy? How do we deal with that past today and recognize those who have suffered for it? On June 19th, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Edward Baptist to discuss this and his book “The Half Has Never Been Told.”
The Empire of Necessity
“Wow!” was the best way for our Thursday host Allen Ruff to explain how much this book impacted and changed his world views. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out why!