Eric Herschthal, a history doctoral student at Columbia University, has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and elsewhere.
Was slavery just as harmful in its benign form in the colonial North as it was in the... MORE
Barbados presaged all British slave settlements.... MORE
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A new history shows that antebellum black activists considered the abolition of slavery to be only... MORE
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This week: the story of James Madison’s slaves, a quixotic balloon trip to the North Pole, and the... MORE