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The Legacy of Slavery in America

Freedom Monument Sculpture Park and the National Monument to Freedom honor all those who were enslaved in the U.S. and their descendants alive today

End Legal Slavery in the United States

Andrew Ross, Tommaso Bardelli and Aiyuba Thomas New York Times
Some historians have described the South's convict leasing system as “worse than slavery,” because there was no incentive to avoid working those people to death.

How Bondage Built the Church

Tiya Miles The New York Review
Rachel Swarns’s recent book about a mass sale of enslaved people by Jesuit priests to save Georgetown University reminds us that the legacy of slavery is simultaneously the legacy of resistance

Slavery Was Crucial for the Development of Capitalism

Robin Blackburn, Owen Dowling Jacobin
Historian Robin Blackburn has completed a trilogy of books that provide a comprehensive Marxist account of slavery in the New World. He spoke to Jacobin about the intimate links between the slave systems in the Americas and the origins of capitalism.
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