10 common slavery myths debunked

List of myths:
1. White slaves in America
2. America invented slavery
3. The first slave owner in America was black
4. The Union fought the civil war to end slavery
5. The South seceded over “state’s rights”
6. Few southerners owned slaves
7. Factory workers were like slaves
8. Black soldiers fought for the Confederacy
9. Africans were captured by Europeans
10. White people ended slavery

References:The cynIcal historian

Good general books:

Ira Berlin, _Generations of Captivity_ (MA: Harvard University Press, 2003).

David Davis, _Inhuman Bondage_ (UK: Oxford University Press, 2006).

David Oshinsky, _Worse than Slavery_ (NY: Free Press Paperbacks, 1997).

Natalie Davis, _Slaves on Screen_ (MA: Harvard University Press, 2002).

Directly about these myths:






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