With Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion
Special appearances by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
America’s defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enroll in the college course you wish you’d taken, learning from acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion.
This Slate Academy includes:
- A nine episode podcast series
- Archival documents, essays, and bonus podcasts
- Book excerpts highlighting the research of leading scholars of American slavery
- A private Facebook group for thoughtful conversation with your hosts and fellow students
This episode of the Academy is available free to all Slate readers to preview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. Visit Slate.com/Academy to learn more.
In episode 2 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during the late 18th century. They talk about the heyday of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the birth of the British abolitionist movement. They begin their discussion by remembering the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano, 1745?–1797.