Rebecca Onion
Rebecca Onion Rebecca Onion

Rebecca OnionSlate’s history writer, also runs the site's history blog, The VaultFollow her on Twitter.

The History of American Slavery
Aug. 24 2015 10:12 AMWhen Cotton Became KingHistory of American Slavery, Episode 6: The rise of the 19th-century cotton economy brings about a powerful and frightening turn for the worse.
The History of American Slavery
July 24 2015 12:31 PMWho Should Tell the Story of Slavery?Read a transcript of Henry Louis Gates’ appearance on the History of American Slavery, a Slate Academy.
The History of American Slavery
July 9 2015 12:20 PMThe Family Life of Enslaved PeopleHistory of American Slavery, Episode 4: What happened when Thomas Jefferson and other slaveholders tore apart the families they owned.
The History of American Slavery
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.” 
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The History of American Slavery
Aug. 6 2015 9:23 AMWhat Happened When Slaves RebelledHistory of American Slavery, Episode 5: How the frontier was really settled, and the volatile conditions that ripened it for rebellion.
The History of American Slavery
July 14 2015 1:50 PMThe Family Life of the Enslaved: Episode 4 TranscriptRead a transcript of The History of American Slavery, Episode 4.
The History of American Slavery
June 18 2015 5:48 PMSlavery During America’s RevolutionRead a transcript of the History of American Slavery, Episode 3.
History
May 4 2015 7:17 AMWhere to Read History on the WebRebecca Onion’s favorite places to find great stories, scholarship, and artifacts.