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“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

Sean M. Kelley— You’ve probably never heard of William Vernon, a lifelong resident of Newport, Rhode Island, but he was one of the biggest slave owners in American history. According… READ MORE

The Lake District and Atlantic Slavery

The Lake District and Atlantic Slavery

Nicholas Radburn— If you think about locations transformed by the transatlantic slave trade, you’ll likely recall American plantations or former slaving forts on the coast of West Africa. You are… READ MORE

Delia’s Tears

Delia’s Tears

Molly Rogers— When in 1976 fifteen daguerreotypes of black men and women were discovered in the attic of the Peabody Museum, the question of their meaning and purpose was immediately… READ MORE

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