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June 19 2015 12:27 PMCenturies of ViolenceFor black Americans, it is impossible to separate the massacre in Charleston from hundreds of years of vicious attacks on our churches and communities.
June 18 2015 2:22 PMThe Deadly History of “They’re Raping Our Women”Racists have long used rape to defend their worst racist violence.
June 17 2015 3:25 AMThe Hypocrisy of America’s RevolutionHistory of American Slavery, Episode 3: Slavery during the Revolutionary War and Elizabeth Freeman’s groundbreaking “freedom suit.” 
June 12 2015 12:07 PMThe Surprising Demographics of American SlaveryNew research and new resources are changing our view of how slavery worked in early America.
June 2 2015 4:51 PMInside the Slave ShipHistory of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano.
May 28 2015 2:00 AMBoyhoodAn astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America.
May 19 2015 3:45 AMStranded in TehranWhile spymaster Tony Mendez helped six American diplomats escape Iran, a seventh American and alleged CIA agent was still behind enemy lines—my father. 
May 12 2015 11:49 AM“I Realized It Was Dishonest Not to Include Myself”How do you tell the story of gayness? J. Bryan Lowder and his editor John Swansburg discuss.
May 11 2015 2:15 PMSlate Voice: “What Was Gay?”Listen to Slate’s J. Bryan Lowder read his story on the history and future of gayness.
May 7 2015 6:56 PMThe Medieval Roots of Our DIY Gun CultureForget 3-D printers. The first garage gunsmiths date back to the late Middle Ages.
May 4 2015 7:17 AMWhere to Read History on the WebRebecca Onion’s favorite places to find great stories, scholarship, and artifacts.
April 14 2015 9:29 PMRemembering History as FableThe emancipation of black Americans has been written out of our celebration of the Civil War’s end.
April 9 2015 6:50 PMThe Unlikely Paths of Grant and LeeThe two men met at Appomattox. The loser would become a role model, the victor an embarrassment.
April 3 2015 10:51 AMDecoding PlatoI met with the world’s leading Atlantologist to separate fact from myth.
March 22 2015 7:37 PMThe PenInmates at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders.
June 18 2015 5:48 PMSlavery During America’s RevolutionRead a transcript of the History of American Slavery, Episode 3.
June 18 2015 10:39 AMA Living LandmarkCharleston’s Emanuel AME Church isn’t just a church. It is a historic symbol of black resistance to slavery and racism.
June 16 2015 10:00 AM“Born Free and Equal”The cases of Quok Walker and Elizabeth Freeman set a benchmark for freedom in the revolutionary North.
June 9 2015 3:45 AMSeparated at BirthHow a few days in 1947 turned India and Pakistan into sworn enemies.
June 2 2015 4:34 PMThe Middle Passage and British Abolition: Episode 2 TranscriptRead a transcript of Episode 2 of The History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
May 27 2015 3:53 AMHands That Itch to Hold the SpoonAmerica’s distaste for public breast-feeding has its roots in midcentury racism and the rise of the commercial food industry.
May 15 2015 3:33 AMThe Mysteries of the MasonsIn 1826, a shadowy cabal kidnapped a man who had threatened to expose the rites of the secretive brotherhood. American politics were never the same again.
May 12 2015 3:56 AMWhat Was Gay?In an increasingly accepting world, homosexual men are all too eager to leave their campy, cruising past behind. But the price of equality shouldn’t be conformity.
May 11 2015 2:13 PMBut What About the Lesbians?Outward editors J. Bryan Lowder and June Thomas talk about the female perspective on gayness, gay men and lesbian culture, code-switching, and more.
May 7 2015 1:53 AMLife Aboard the LusitaniaReliving the infamous sinking through the letters of a survivor—my great-grandmother.
April 28 2015 10:51 AMA Hard BargainThe Munsee Indians sold Staten Island under duress—but not before they got the colony of New York to make some surprising concessions.
April 14 2015 3:30 AMThousands of Women Ran for Office Before They Could VoteSome won!
April 9 2015 11:35 AMGeneral Lee’s Sword150 years ago today, Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House.
March 31 2015 3:45 AM“A Public Menace”How the fight to ban The Birth of a Nation shaped the nascent civil rights movement.
March 4 2015 11:45 PMRed SummerIn 1919, white Americans visited awful violence on black Americans. So black Americans decided to fight back.

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