Slavery could not have become institutionalized in the South without the active participation of northerners in the United States. As the authors argue, the state of Connecticut, and the entire nation, were complicit. This “complicity” took many forms – ownership of slaves, promotion and funding of the slave trade and active involvement in it, support for fugitive slave laws, use of “science” to defend notions of white supremacy, and even the support for the ivory trade, with its disastrous impact on African nations -- an impact that lasted well into the 20th century.
TBJ #2902 -- Slavery’s Biggest Secret – Part 1: COMPLICITY: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery examines what its White authors view as “a shameful and well-kept secret” – the critical role played by the North in supporting and profiting from slavery, from colonial times until, and even after the Civil War.
As a result, the authors argue, many Americans emerge from school believing that the North and its citizens watched innocently as the institution of slavery took root and thrived across the Mason-Dixon line, and finally decided to go to war to hold the nation together and ultimately end the evil institution on which the South depended.
TBJ #2203 – The Shackled Immigrants: An exploratory examination of how slavery and racism impacted the social and economic progress of African-Americans as compared to other immigrant groups.
TBJ #813 – Red & Black The First World: The Vanishing Tribe – Part 1: Harvard professor and Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Allen Counter, who is also a Black neuro-biologist from Harvard University, along with Mr. David Evans, explores a primitive culture in Surinam, South America.
TBJ #814 – Red & Black -- The First World: Going Home – Part 2: Harvard professor and Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Allen Counter, who is also a Black neuro-biologist from Harvard University, along with Mr. David Evans, explore a primitive culture in Surinam, South America.