The Time of Slavery: History, Memory, Politics, and the Constitution

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Slavery is the touchstone for every discussion about blackness in the United States. What are the stories we tell about slavery to justify policies or politics in the present? This presentation looks at the way the history and memory of slavery reverberate through law, culture, and politics in debates about reparations, affirmative action, and other forms of redress for a past that lives on in the present.


Public History and Memory Slavery

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