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How Courts Decided If You Were A Slave

Some people mistakenly think that only Black Americans were slaves, and that all Whites were free. In fact, tens of thousands of White folks were slaves. Two points explain this odd fact. First, Whiteness back then was based on appearance. If you looked White and were accepted as White, thenRead More

The Rise & Triumph of The U.S. Color Line

Why? What Did The Color Line Accomplish?

Part four of a four-part series on the origins of the U.S. color line. The United States is unique in preserving a genetic enclave of mostly African ancestry, resulting from an intermarriage barrier imposed in 1691. This session explains why it happened. For details, including all sources, visit http://backintyme.com/essays/item/22 .

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