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Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

A historian collecting thousands of runaway slave ads describes them as “the tweets of the master class” in the 18th and 19th centuries. Source: Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ - The Washington Post https://twitter.com/waynecurtis/status/851882742258290688 https://twitter.com/fdell3/status/851889362128310273 Osage Murders for Oil The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly… Continue reading Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

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Remembering racism and slavery in artifacts

Installing an Artifact in a Museum That Hasn’t Even Been Built Yet For many, the most poignant symbols of segregation during the Jim Crow era are the four men who refused to leave a Greensboro lunch counter or the arrest of Rosa Parks after she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery City… Continue reading Remembering racism and slavery in artifacts

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‘Black Drink’ Tea Cup discovered

Linked To Native American Ritual And Trade Network | Researchers tested pottery beakers found in and around Cahokia for residues of the Black Drink because the vessels were distinctive and relatively rare. By Elizabeth Norton In the 1600s, Europeans exploring the American southeast wrote of a purification ritual practiced by the native people, involving dancing, vomiting,… Continue reading ‘Black Drink’ Tea Cup discovered