Slavery in the US
Drapetomania: Enslaved Africans Fleeing Captivity Was Once Considered a Mental Disorder
Drapetomania was a conjectural mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized as the cause of enslaved Africans fleeing captivity. The concept of Drapetomania was proposed by Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright, an American physician, in the mid-19th...
Doctor Caesar: The Enslaved African Who Was Freed in Exchange for Revealing His Poison Antidote in South Carolina in 1750
Caesar was an enslaved African man who made a name for himself as a gifted healer in colonial South Carolina during the mid-18th century. His expertise proved to be particularly valuable when he discovered an antidote for poisons and...
Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Negro Dogs: How Vicious Dogs Were Used To Track, Attack, And Capture Runaway Slaves
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The use of highly trained, strong and aggressive Dog breeds like the bloodhounds and Dogo Cubano aka 'Negro Dog' to track, attack, and capture runaway slaves was a common practice in America during the slavery era.
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on African Slaves by White Doctors
During the days of slavery, doctors looking for Human subject research always went for black slave bodies. They were the best options for two reasons, they were easily accessible and their lives were deemed worthless.
Anti-amalgamation Law of 1664, the Law That Prohibited Interracial Marriages in US
The Anti-Amalgamation law of 1664 was a law passed in the colony of Maryland that prohibited interracial marriages between European colonists and enslaved Africans.
The Great Slave Auction of 1859: The Largest Single Sale of Enslaved Africans in U.S History
The Great Slave Auction of 1859 also called the weeping time was a significant event in American history, as it marked the last large-scale sale of enslaved people in the United States.
Slave Breeding in the US: How Enslaved Africans were Bred Like Livestock in the 19th Century
Slave breeding was a practice that occurred in the antebellum United States, in which slave owners would breed enslaved Africans for the purpose of increasing their economic value as property
Samuel Burris, the Abolitionist Who Was Imprisoned for Helping Slaves Escape to Freedom in the 19th Century
Samuel D. Burris was a prominent figure in the abolitionist movement in the United States during the mid-19th century.
Drapetomania: the Scientific Justification of Slavery and Abuse of Enslaved Africans in America
Drapetomania was a pseudoscientific theory that was used in the mid-19th century to explain why enslaved African Americans would attempt to escape slavery in the United States.
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King Hintsa: The Xhosa Leader Who Was Betrayed, Killed, and Mutilated by the British
King Hintsa, also known as Hintsa kaKhawuta, was the king of the Xhosa Kingdom from 1804-1835. As a formidable...