ISSUES – Slavery and Reparations

ISSUES – Slavery and Reparations

 

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White Slavery, Maternal Descent, And The Politics Of Slavery In The Antebellum United States
by Lawrence R. Tenzer , Ed.D. and A.D. Powell (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/tenzer5.html (July/August 2004)

Conversation with Stephanie Bryant
(The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition)
http://www.yale.edu/glc/archive/1167.htm (August 1, 2003)

The Slave History You Don’t Know: A scholar’s startling study of the Southwest wins unprecedented acclaim
by Scott McLemee (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
http://chronicle.com/free/v49/i36/36a01401.htm (May 16, 2003)

The End of Slavery in England
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://interracialvoice.com/sweet15.html (May/June 2003)

Reparations would mute racial dialogue
by Stephen Buckley (St Petersburg Times)
http://www.sptimes.com/2002/10/06/Perspective/Reparations_would_mut.shtml (October 6, 2002)

My Turn: What’s in a Name? A Legacy of Slavery
by Dewitt Hamilton (Newsweek/MSNBC)
http://www.msnbc.com/news/808231.asp (September 23, 2002)

Slave Reparations: A Practical Question
by John deLaubenfels (Strike The Root)
http://www.strike-the-root.com/columns/deLaubenfels/delaubenfels27.html (September 18, 2002)

Would Reparations for Slavery be Just?
by Edward J. Erler (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/erler.html (June/July 2002)

Naming Names in “Africa-America”
by Thomas Sowell (Capitalism Magazine)
http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2002/june/ts_naming.htm (June 2002)

A debate on reparations
by Armstrong Williams (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/aw20020513.shtml (May 13, 2002)

Up Through Slavery: Marie Therese Coincoin was in bondage for 44 years. Yet she freed her children and became a slave owner herself.
by Ken Ringle (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1069-2002May10.html (May 12, 2002)

California tests racial boundaries
by Mark Sappenfield (The Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0506/p01s01-ussc.html (May 6, 2002)

California Considering Slave Reparations
by Claudia Cowan (FOXNews.com)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,51894,00.html (May 6, 2002)

Can a Reparations Package Be a Bill of Attainder?
by Mathew Manweller (The Independent Review)
http://www.independent.org/tii/content/pubs/review/tir64_manweller.html (Spring 2002)

Reparations tax cheats
by Linda Chavez (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/lindachavez/lc20020416.shtml (April 16, 2002)

Slavery Isn’t the Issue
by Juan Williams (FrontPage Magazine)
http://frontpagemag.com/guestcolumnists2002/willaims04-10-02.htm (April 9, 2002)

Apologizing for Slavery is Small Price for Peace
by Kathleen Parker (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/kathleenparker/kp20020403.shtml (April 3, 2002)

e-Book: Up From Slavery, An Autobiography
by Booker T. Washington (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/washington.html (April/May 2002)

Roger Wilkins. Jefferson’s Pillow: The Founding Fathers And The Dilemma Of Black Patriotism
by Chris Booker (The Black World Today)
http://athena.tbwt.com/content/article.asp?articleid=299 (March 27, 2002)

Searching for slaves in bin Laden’s attic
by Clarence Page (NewsandOpinion.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20020107.shtml (January 25, 2002)

The reparations fraud II
by Thomas Sowell (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20020107.shtml (January 7, 2002)

The reparations fraud
by Thomas Sowell (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20020104.shtml (January 4, 2002)

Legacy of past in today’s families
by Nicole Johnson McGill and Alliniece T. Andino (Jacksonville Times-Union)
http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/120901/dss_8033085.html (December 9, 2001)

My Escape from Slavery
by Frederick Douglass (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/fdouglass2.html (December 2001/January 2002)

Book Excerpt: White Slaves
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/tenzer3.html (October/November 2001)

Book Excerpt: The Illicit Slave Trade
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/tenzer4.html (October/November 2001)

Africans and Americans split over slavery reparations
by James Lamont (Financial Times)
http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3GGUXZ4RC&live=true&tagid=ZZZU2IUKJ0C&Collid=Any (September 2, 2001)

Slavery and the “Race” Notion
by Frank Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/sweet3.html (September/October 2001)

Reparations for slavery quest finds spotlight
by James Lamont, Richard Wolffe & Michael Holman (Financial Times)
http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3HOWFU0RC&live=true&tagid=ZZZU2IUKJ0C&Collid=Any (August 31, 2001)

Victimizing Blacks
by Thomas Sowell (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20010802.shtml (August 2, 2001)

America’s Racial Divide: Of Debts Spoken and Unspoken
by Lucas E. Morel (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/morel.html (August/September 2001)

Condemning Slavery and America
by Brian T. Kennedy (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/kennedy.html (August/September 2001)

Remembering The Civil War, Recovering Our Selves
by Ken Masugi (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/masugi.html (August/September 2001)

Truth, at Last, About African Slave Trading
by Stanley Crouch (New York Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/2001-07-23/News_and_Views/Opinion/a-119162.asp (July 23, 2001)

Against Reparations
by John H. McWhorter (The New Republic)
http://www.tnr.com/072301/mcwhorter072301.html (July 23, 2001)

Reparations’ unresolved questions
by Joseph Perkins (San Diego Union-Tribune)
http://www.uniontrib.com/news/op-ed/perkins/20010720-9999_1e20perkins.html (July 20, 2001)

The Richest Woman In Florida
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/sweet2.html (July/August 2001)

Test of Resolve in Campus Newsrooms
by Kevin Nguyen (The Abolitionist Examiner)
http://www.multiracial.com/abolitionist/word/nguyen3.html (June/July 2001)

City Council Candidate Calls for Reparations for Black New Yorkers
by Marie Roberts (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/roberts3.html (June/July 2001)

African Slavery and Its Denial by Blacks
by Salim Muwakkil (Common Dreams)
http://www.commondreams.org/views01/0507-03.htm (May 7, 2001)

Child slaves caught in glittering traps
by Corinna Schuler (National Post)
http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010417/535594.html (April 17, 2001)

The Bankrupt Reparations Movement
by Larry Elder (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/le20010412.shtml (April 12, 2001)

Paying Reparations for Ancient Wrongs Is Not Right
by Stuart Taylor, Jr. (National Journal)
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/nj/taylor2001-04-11.htm (April 11, 2001)

David Horowitz and Reparations
by Charles Krauthammer (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/charleskrauthammer/ck20010408.shtml (April 8, 2001)

Part Two – White Woman Embraces Black Reparations
by Marie Roberts (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/roberts2.html (April/May 2001)

Drawing the Line: What’s fit to print?
by Arielle Simon (Counterpoint)
http://counterpoint.mit.edu/v20/n3/line.html (April 2001)

Restitution for Slavery Isn’t So Black & White
by Steve Dunleavy (New York Post)
http://www.nypost.com/03262001/commentary/27403.htm (March 26, 2001)

Editorial comment: Slaves to the past
(Financial Times)
http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3N4652RKC&live=true&tagid=ZZZU2IUKJ0C&Collid=Any (March 25, 2001)

Storm troopers vs. free speech
by Thomas Sowell (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20010322.shtml (March 22, 2001)

Slavery has not ended
by Joseph Farah (WorldNetDaily)
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22134 (March 22, 2001)

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Horowitz?
by Joan Walsh (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/03/09/horowitz/index.html (March 9, 2001)

Ivorian film focuses on Africans’ hand in slavery
by Brahima Ouadraego (Associated Press)
http://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500458109-500696832-503770280-0,00.html (February 27, 2001)

Does America owe reparations?
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review)
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams020701.asp (February 7, 2001)

Part One – White Woman Embraces Black Reparations
by Marie Roberts (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/roberts.html (February/March 2001)

Slavery reparations lawsuit brewing: Legal ‘dream team’ for gargantuan case led by Johnnie Cochran
by Julie Foster (WorldNetDaily)
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=21534 (January 31, 2001)

What America owes me
by Michelle Malkin (TownHall.com)
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/mm20010112.shtml (January 12, 2001)

Movement to pay slavery reparations gains
by Patrik Johnson (Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2001/01/12/fp2s1-csm.shtml (January 12, 2001)

Claims for Slavery Reparations Head to Court
by Paul Reed (About.com)
http://law.about.com/newsissues/law/library/weekly/aa010501a.htm (January 5, 2001)

Black slavery is alive
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review)
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams010301.asp (January 3, 2001)

Introduction to Lawrence R. Tenzer’s The Forgotten Cause of the Civil War: A New Look at the Slavery Issue
by A.D. Powell (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.webcom.com/~intvoice/powell12.html (November/December 2000)

Racial Theory and the Pre-Civil War Census
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist)
http://www.multiracial.com/readers/tenzer.html (October/November 2000)

Why the Descendants of Slaves Should not Receive Reparations
by David Tucker (John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs)
http://www.ashbrook.org/publicat/oped/tucker/00/slaves.html (August 2000)

Ebony and the Fraud of Reparations
by William L. Anderson (LewRockwell.com)
http://www.lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson11.html (July 19, 2000)

Reparations for slavery
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review)
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams071200.asp (July 12, 2000)

Slavery apologies are false pieties
by Vincent Carroll (Rocky Mountain News)
http://insidedenver.com/carroll/0709carro.shtml (July 9, 2000)

Reaping What Was Sown on the Old Plantation
by Ginger Thompson (The New York Times)
http://www10.nytimes.com/library/national/race/062200thompson-plantation.html (June 22, 2000)

Survivor of slavery dies in Brazil
(BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_793000/793515.stm (June 16, 2000)

It’s Time to Ignore the Snivel Rights Movement
by Thomas Libscomb (IntellectualCapital.com)
http://www.intellectualcapital.com/issues/issue383/item9698.asp (June 15, 2000)

Atoning for Slavery: 135 Years Later, Reparations Movement Gathers Steam
by Geraldine Sealey (ABCNews)
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/slavery000615.html (June 15, 2000)

Slaves of a different color
by Stephen Talty (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/books/it/2000/06/15/white_slaves/index.html (June 9, 2000)

The latest civil rights disaster: Ten reasons why reparations for slavery are a bad idea for black people — and racist too
by David Horowitz (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/news/col/horo/2000/05/30/reparations/index.html?CP=SAL&DN=110 (May 30, 2000)

Rush, others urge slavery reparations
by Rick Hepp (Chicago Tribune)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/metro/chicago/article/0,2669,ART-44501,FF.html (April 26, 2000)

Black Confederates
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review)
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams012600.asp (January 26, 2000)

Funds Drop Stock Linked to Slavery
by Edward Mazza (ABCNews)
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/talisman000110.html (January 10, 2000)

For Washington, an Enduring Elegy
By Sarah Booth Conroy (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1999-12/13/054l-121399-idx.html (December 13, 1999)

Slavery, 1999
By Nat Hentoff (The Washington Post)
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/opinion/columns/hentoffnat/A44960-1999Dec11.html (December 11, 1999)

Ohioans’ daring scam bought freedom for slaves
by Bill Sloat (The Cleveland Plain Dealter)
http://www.cleveland.com/news/pdnews/metro/oa17her.ssf (October 18, 1999)

Monticello Missing the Boat
by Kimberly Hohman (About.com)
http://racerelations.about.com/culture/issuescauses/racerelations/library/weekly/aa053199.htm (May 31, 1999)

Slavery’s Truths (and Tales) Come Flocking Home
by Doreen Carvajal (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/featured_articles/990329monday.html (March 29, 1999)

Racial Mixture, “White” Identity, and the “Forgotten” (or censored) Cause of the Civil War
by A.D. Powell (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.webcom.com/~intvoice/powell9.html (January-February 1999)

Slavery With A Smile
by Tony Norman (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/19981204tony.asp (December 4, 1998)

The Civil War Wasn’t About Slavery
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review)
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams120298.asp (December 2, 1998)

Sambo Returns: Were slaves happy? The answer’s not as simple as you think.
by David Greenberg (Slate)
http://www.slate.com/HistoryLesson/98-11-25/HistoryLesson.asp (November 25, 1998)

College Strikes Controversial Course
by Ethan Feinsilver (The Greensboro News & Record)
http://www.greensboro.com/nronline/news/civil20hp.htm (November 20, 1998)

N.C. School Cancels Slave Course
(The Associated Press)
http://www.accessarizona.com/shared-cgi/aponline/show_story.cgi?id=aponline-menus-data/National.AP.V0902.AP-Confederate-His.story&menu=National.html (November 20, 1998)

Propaganda, not history
(The Chattanooga Times)
http://www.chattimes.com/opinion/edit/1998/Nov/Nov191998edit2.html (November 19, 1998)

Instructor of Civil War course avoids media spotlight
by Ethan Feinsilver (Greensboro News and Record)
http://www.greensboro.com/nronline/news/civil18.htm (November 18, 1998)

Civil War course stirs national media debate
by Ethan Feinsilver (Greensboro News and Record)
http://www.greensboro.com/nronline/news/civil17.htm (November 17, 1998)

Class on ‘happy’ slaves under fire
(The Associated Press)
http://www.bergen.com/morenews/slaver199811164.htm (November 16, 1998)

Confederate heritage class raises red flag
(Free Press News Services)
http://www.freep.com/news/nw/qclass16.htm (November 16, 1998)

Revisions of Slavery
by Wes Stephenson (The Atlantic Monthly)
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/citation/wc981028.htm (October 28, 1998)

Museum retraces slaves’ steps to freedom
by Kelly L. Anderson (The Detroit News)
http://detnews.com/1997/metro/9706/10/06100029.htm (June 10, 1997)