Posts tagged with 'centre for the study of international slavery'
8 July 2016 by Sarah
This week’s guest blogger, David Fiske, spent years investigating the life of Solomon Northup, the free Black man whose kidnapping and enslavement was the basis for the film ‘12 Years a Slave’. Sadly, the tragedy that befell Northup was not unique. David shares the history of William Houston, a free Black man living here in Liverpool (UK) in around 1840, who was enslaved in America: Read more…
Ahead of the anniversary of the start of the Civil War (12 April), Holly Pinheiro of the University of Iowa, writes a guest blog for us on Black soldiers in the Civil War, focussing on the families that they left behind:
“155 years ago, the Civil War began, though some would argue, rightfully so, that the conflict started well-before Confederate soldiers’ fired their guns on Fort Sumter.
“Without question, the Civil War redefined American society at every level, from the political culture, race relations, to the economy, at both the state and federal level. And, the war’s legacy and its meaning continues to remain a contentious issue in American society. Read more…