How Andrew Johnson Doomed the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s ColonyAmid flailing efforts to secure land for former slaves, the new president ruthlessly prioritized Confederate resettlement over the advancement of freed people.
Dear Prudence: The “Wishin’ Boot” EditionMy current company is considering hiring my old boss from hell. Help!
The “How Does an Independent Comics Artist Work?” TranscriptRead what Benjamin Frisch had to say about creating graphic novels.
Help! My Boyfriend Thinks I’m a 7.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
The Year in Sports Drama, Beyond TrumpNick Greene on recapping the biggest trades, injuries, and gossip in the NBA and NFL this year.
Introducing ReconstructionOur new Slate Academy finds the seeds of our present politics in the period after the Civil War.
Dear Prudence: The “Go Dutch” EditionMy friend forces me to share a dish whenever she’s supposed to foot the bill. Help!
The “How Does a Comic Book Colorist Work?” TranscriptRead what Dean White had to say about bringing vibrant hues to Batman’s world.
Help! My Housemate Thinks I’m Heartless Because I Won’t Support His “Bro.”Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” EditionMy adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Help! I’m a Medical Professional, and I’m Starting to Hate My Patients.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
If Trump Is UnfitRead what Rep. Jamie Raskin told Slate’s Amicus podcast about his proposal to examine the president’s physical and mental aptitude.
How Homesteading FailedAfter Emancipation, it was circumstance—not citizenship—that enabled freedmen in Klan-run Alabama to acquire the land they had worked in bondage.
Dear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” EditionPsychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
What Happened to the Plantations?How freedpeople pursued the dream of land ownership during Reconstruction, and how they were denied.
A Timeline of ReconstructionA Slate Academy guide to the key events that defined America from 1863 through 1883.
How Donald Trump Is Filling the Numerous Vacancies on the Federal BenchRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked Kristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
A “Momentous” Supreme Court Term?Read what the ACLU’s national legal director told Slate’s Amicus podcast about the high court’s fall term.
Hollywood’s Struggles With Harassment Are Nothing NewSlate’s Aisha Harris on the Weinstein scandal and minority representation in Hollywood.
Help! My Emotionally Draining Friends Turn Every Get-Together Into a Therapy Session.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.