Controversial issues on slavery always have misconceptions and misinformation surrounding them. Not everything you thought about slavery is accurate. This video digs deep into debunking those myths.
List of myths addressed in the video...
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
And here are the sources used for this list...
Ira Berlin, Generations of Captivity (Harvard University Press, 2003)
David Davis, Inhuman Bondage (Oxford University Press, 2006)
David Oshinsky, Worse than Slavery (NY: Free Press Paperbacks, 1997)
Natalie Davis, Slaves on Screen (MA: Harvard University Press, 2002)