Tag Archives: slavery

The War That Never Ended

The American Civil War – then and now: A reflection 50 years after Martin Luther King’s death.

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10 Facts on Modern Slavery in Mexico and Haiti

One large country and one small country both struggle with modern slavery.

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9 Facts on Modern Slavery in Nigeria

The Boko Haram insurgency is worsening an already-grave problem facing Nigeria.

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The New Russian Empire: Modern Slavery in Russia

154 years after the abolition of serfdom, Russia is Europe’s most slave-holding nation, in modern terms.

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India: The Center of Modern Slavery?

10 facts on modern slavery in India and beyond.

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Slavery in the 21st Century

Five countries account for over 60% of the 35.8 million people worldwide trapped in modern slavery.

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How African-Americans and African Immigrants Differ

The rift between African-Americans and recent African immigrants to the United States.

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Slavery and Guns: America’s “Peculiar Institutions”

How are U.S. “gun rights” today an extension of a right created to preserve slavery?

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Francis Scott Key and the Slavery Question

What role did the famous author of “The Star-Spangled Banner” play in the debate over American slavery?

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“The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”

How does the history of the U.S. national anthem reflect the country’s long struggle with racial, economic and gender inequality?

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