Tag archive for slavery

Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Fugitive

She sheltered a runaway slave. Did he help inspire a novel that shook the world?

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the colors of indigo

Andrea Feeser's new book, Red, White, and Black Make Blue: Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life, tells a new kind of indigo story, in multiple hues.

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a slave’s life

You got whipped for not working fast enough. You got whipped for not admitting to a minor theft you didn’t commit. You got whipped for praying, for not obeying quickly enough, for taking a muskmelon to keep from starving. And sometimes you got whipped just for the pure sadistic hell of it.

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