Origins of the Underground Railroad
The Emerging Black Community
Abolitionists and the Underground Railroad
The 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and Resistance
The Irreconcilable Conflict over Slavery
The first African slaves arrived in Virginia sometime during the seventeenth century. In its early days, though, American slavery was not confined to any particular region. It was legal almost everywh...
It is 1542, and a priest named Bartolomé de las Casas has finally spoken up about the terrible oppression the Spanish had forced upon the Native Americans. Ecomiendas were the right for Spanish c...