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Archive for March 28th, 2017

“The Grand Old Party” seems an especially appropriate nickname for North Carolina Republican Party today—the 150th anniversary of the formal organization of the party in the Tar Heel State. Led by North Carolina Standard editor W.W. Holden, a number of prominent white citizens who had been pre-Civil War Whigs, anti-secessionists, or one-time members of the […]

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“Native Americans were involved in the slaving enterprise from the beginning of European colonization.  At first they offered captives to the newcomers and helped them develop new networks of enslavement…. As Indians acquired European weapons and horses, they increased their power and came to control an ever larger share of the traffic in slaves. “In […]

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