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Atlanta History Center • Thomas Frazer and Company Slave Auction House,...
Thomas Frazer and Company Slave Auction House, Atlanta, 1864 One of the most famous photographs of the Civil War is George N. Barnard’s scene of the Thomas Frazer and Company slave auction house at 8...
slavery  confederacy  civil-war  atlanta  monuments  history 
20 hours ago by capcrime
Why the obituary for Eudocia Tomas Pulido didn’t tell the story of her life in slavery
An explanation for why Eudocia Tomas Pulido's obituary was so misleading. It lays the blame firmly at the feet of Alex Tizon, who recently acknowledged that Pulido was his slave.
slavery  domestic_labor  labor  Philippines  Asia  culture 
yesterday by micahrobbins
‘Lola’ Pulido lived life of devotion to family
Obituary for Eudocia Tomas Pulido. It fails to mention that she was Alex Tizon's slave, something he develops in his essay "My Family's Slave."
slavery  domestic_labor  labor  Philippines  Asia  culture 
yesterday by micahrobbins
Was It a Story of Love or Exploitation? It Was Both, and More
An overview of responses to Alex Tizon's essay "My Family's Slave" that emphasizes its complex ambiguity.
slavery  domestic_labor  labor  Philippines  culture  Asia 
yesterday by micahrobbins
A Story of Slavery in Modern America
Alex Tizon's essay "My Family's Slave" is about a domestic laborer who was held as a slave for most of her life.
slavery  domestic_labor  labor  Philippines  culture  Asia 
yesterday by micahrobbins
Historical vocabulary
To many of Lincoln’s contemporaries and even his allies, “equality” still evoked alarming echoes of the French Revolution. To speak of “race equality” implied not just that people should all be treated alike, but that the races really were morally and intellectually equivalent. That seems self-evident to us, but it was an extreme and dubious proposition to all but a few radical Republicans, like Thaddeus Stevens. Lincoln himself almost certainly didn’t believe it, nor did the prominent scientists of the age. In fact, the phrase “race equality” was the phrase the defenders of slavery threw at Republicans to charge that they wanted to raise Negros to the same status as whites and encourage miscegenation — charges the Republicans indignantly and sincerely denied.
slavery  race  language  words  history 
yesterday by xianoforange
A Story of Slavery in Modern America - The Atlantic
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.
slavery  usa  philippines 
2 days ago by pozorvlak
Why Reconstruction Matters - The New York Times
The post-Civil War era dealt with many of the same issues we grapple with today.
slavery  civil-war  reconstruction  eric-foner  nytimes  history 
2 days ago by capcrime
How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag - The New York Times
Beneath the surface of white supremacism are symbols rooted in the Third Reich.
slavery  history  jim-crow  confederacy  monuments  nazis 
3 days ago by capcrime
Landrieu on the Confederacy
An honest appraisal of Civil War history
slavery  racism  history  south  civilwar  confederacy 
3 days ago by nelson

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