Category Archives: Slavery

Nearly half of Americans identify states’ rights as the primary cause of the Civil War

Easy AdSense by Unreal By EDWARD L. AYERS New York Times Opinion Pages A new poll from the Pew Research Center reports that nearly half of Americans identify states’ rights as the primary cause of the Civil War. This is a remarkable finding, … Continue reading

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Norfolk 4th-grade teacher who held mock slave auction placed on administrative leave

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Norfolk who staged a mock auction of black and mixed-race students as part of a Civil War history lesson is on administrative leave. Norfolk Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Michael Spencer tells … Continue reading

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