Monthly Archives: December 2014

So Slavery Wasn’t So Bad?

Originally posted on Crossroads:
We’ve all heard it before from defenders of Confederate heritage: slavery wasn’t so bad. Of course, the people who say this are overwhelmingly white people, including descendants of slaveholders (hello, Connie Chastain!). Some people have also…

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African Americans and Sherman’s March

Ebenezer Creek, Georgia, where on December 9, 1864, Union troops prevented thousands of black refugees who had been following them during Sherman’s March from crossing, and hundreds of the refugees subsequently drowned trying to ford the creek seeking to escape … Continue reading

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