Tag Archives: Slavery — U.S.
Andrew Delbanco reads from The Portable Lincoln and elaborates not only on the chronology of Abraham Lincoln’s professional life but also addresses his notions of the Republic and the moral issues surrounding slavery that underscored his presidency. Delbanco was a trustee of the … Continue reading
Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese discuss the practice of slavery in the United States, asking how this enormity flourished in a country founded on principles of liberty and equality. Historians and cultural commentators find that question inspires continued the analysis of the American … Continue reading
Eugene Genovese discusses the historical connections between the rise of capitalism in America and the practice of slavery in the New World. He remarks that racial prejudice is ubiquitous throughout history, but asserts that the creation of a full-fledged ideology … Continue reading