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) (July/August 2004)

Conversation with Stephanie Bryant
(The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition) (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) (May 16, 2003)

The End of Slavery in England
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (May/June 2003)

Reparations would mute racial dialogue
by Stephen Buckley (St Petersburg Times) (October 6, 2002)

My Turn: What’s in a Name? A Legacy of Slavery
by Dewitt Hamilton (Newsweek/MSNBC) (September 23, 2002)

Slave Reparations: A Practical Question
by John deLaubenfels (Strike The Root) (September 18, 2002)

Would Reparations for Slavery be Just?
by Edward J. Erler (The Abolitionist Examiner) (June/July 2002)

Naming Names in “Africa-America”
by Thomas Sowell (Capitalism Magazine) (June 2002)

A debate on reparations
by Armstrong Williams ( (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) (May 12, 2002)

California tests racial boundaries
by Mark Sappenfield (The Christian Science Monitor) (May 6, 2002)

California Considering Slave Reparations
by Claudia Cowan (,2933,51894,00.html (May 6, 2002)

Can a Reparations Package Be a Bill of Attainder?
by Mathew Manweller (The Independent Review) (Spring 2002)

Reparations tax cheats
by Linda Chavez ( (April 16, 2002)

Slavery Isn’t the Issue
by Juan Williams (FrontPage Magazine) (April 9, 2002)

Apologizing for Slavery is Small Price for Peace
by Kathleen Parker ( (April 3, 2002)

e-Book: Up From Slavery, An Autobiography
by Booker T. Washington (The Multiracial Activist) (April/May 2002)

Roger Wilkins. Jefferson’s Pillow: The Founding Fathers And The Dilemma Of Black Patriotism
by Chris Booker (The Black World Today) (March 27, 2002)

Searching for slaves in bin Laden’s attic
by Clarence Page ( (January 25, 2002)

The reparations fraud II
by Thomas Sowell ( (January 7, 2002)

The reparations fraud
by Thomas Sowell ( (January 4, 2002)

Legacy of past in today’s families
by Nicole Johnson McGill and Alliniece T. Andino (Jacksonville Times-Union) (December 9, 2001)

My Escape from Slavery
by Frederick Douglass (The Multiracial Activist) (December 2001/January 2002)

Book Excerpt: White Slaves
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist) (October/November 2001)

Book Excerpt: The Illicit Slave Trade
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist) (October/November 2001)

Africans and Americans split over slavery reparations
by James Lamont (Financial Times) (September 2, 2001)

Slavery and the “Race” Notion
by Frank Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (September/October 2001)

Reparations for slavery quest finds spotlight
by James Lamont, Richard Wolffe & Michael Holman (Financial Times) (August 31, 2001)

Victimizing Blacks
by Thomas Sowell ( (August 2, 2001)

America’s Racial Divide: Of Debts Spoken and Unspoken
by Lucas E. Morel (The Abolitionist Examiner) (August/September 2001)

Condemning Slavery and America
by Brian T. Kennedy (The Multiracial Activist) (August/September 2001)

Remembering The Civil War, Recovering Our Selves
by Ken Masugi (The Multiracial Activist) (August/September 2001)

Truth, at Last, About African Slave Trading
by Stanley Crouch (New York Daily News) (July 23, 2001)

Against Reparations
by John H. McWhorter (The New Republic) (July 23, 2001)

Reparations’ unresolved questions
by Joseph Perkins (San Diego Union-Tribune) (July 20, 2001)

The Richest Woman In Florida
by Frank W. Sweet (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (July/August 2001)

Test of Resolve in Campus Newsrooms
by Kevin Nguyen (The Abolitionist Examiner) (June/July 2001)

City Council Candidate Calls for Reparations for Black New Yorkers
by Marie Roberts (The Multiracial Activist) (June/July 2001)

African Slavery and Its Denial by Blacks
by Salim Muwakkil (Common Dreams) (May 7, 2001)

Child slaves caught in glittering traps
by Corinna Schuler (National Post) (April 17, 2001)

The Bankrupt Reparations Movement
by Larry Elder ( (April 12, 2001)

Paying Reparations for Ancient Wrongs Is Not Right
by Stuart Taylor, Jr. (National Journal) (April 11, 2001)

David Horowitz and Reparations
by Charles Krauthammer ( (April 8, 2001)

Part Two – White Woman Embraces Black Reparations
by Marie Roberts (The Multiracial Activist) (April/May 2001)

Drawing the Line: What’s fit to print?
by Arielle Simon (Counterpoint) (April 2001)

Restitution for Slavery Isn’t So Black & White
by Steve Dunleavy (New York Post) (March 26, 2001)

Editorial comment: Slaves to the past
(Financial Times) (March 25, 2001)

Storm troopers vs. free speech
by Thomas Sowell ( (March 22, 2001)

Slavery has not ended
by Joseph Farah (WorldNetDaily) (March 22, 2001)

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Horowitz?
by Joan Walsh (Salon) (March 9, 2001)

Ivorian film focuses on Africans’ hand in slavery
by Brahima Ouadraego (Associated Press),2107,500458109-500696832-503770280-0,00.html (February 27, 2001)

Does America owe reparations?
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review) (February 7, 2001)

Part One – White Woman Embraces Black Reparations
by Marie Roberts (The Multiracial Activist) (February/March 2001)

Slavery reparations lawsuit brewing: Legal ‘dream team’ for gargantuan case led by Johnnie Cochran
by Julie Foster (WorldNetDaily) (January 31, 2001)

What America owes me
by Michelle Malkin ( (January 12, 2001)

Movement to pay slavery reparations gains
by Patrik Johnson (Christian Science Monitor) (January 12, 2001)

Claims for Slavery Reparations Head to Court
by Paul Reed ( (January 5, 2001)

Black slavery is alive
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review) (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) (November/December 2000)

Racial Theory and the Pre-Civil War Census
by Lawrence R. Tenzer (The Multiracial Activist) (October/November 2000)

Why the Descendants of Slaves Should not Receive Reparations
by David Tucker (John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs) (August 2000)

Ebony and the Fraud of Reparations
by William L. Anderson ( (July 19, 2000)

Reparations for slavery
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review) (July 12, 2000)

Slavery apologies are false pieties
by Vincent Carroll (Rocky Mountain News) (July 9, 2000)

Reaping What Was Sown on the Old Plantation
by Ginger Thompson (The New York Times) (June 22, 2000)

Survivor of slavery dies in Brazil
(BBC) (June 16, 2000)

It’s Time to Ignore the Snivel Rights Movement
by Thomas Libscomb ( (June 15, 2000)

Atoning for Slavery: 135 Years Later, Reparations Movement Gathers Steam
by Geraldine Sealey (ABCNews) (June 15, 2000)

Slaves of a different color
by Stephen Talty (Salon) (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) (May 30, 2000)

Rush, others urge slavery reparations
by Rick Hepp (Chicago Tribune),2669,ART-44501,FF.html (April 26, 2000)

Black Confederates
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review) (January 26, 2000)

Funds Drop Stock Linked to Slavery
by Edward Mazza (ABCNews) (January 10, 2000)

For Washington, an Enduring Elegy
By Sarah Booth Conroy (The Washington Post) (December 13, 1999)

Slavery, 1999
By Nat Hentoff (The Washington Post) (December 11, 1999)

Ohioans’ daring scam bought freedom for slaves
by Bill Sloat (The Cleveland Plain Dealter) (October 18, 1999)

Monticello Missing the Boat
by Kimberly Hohman ( (May 31, 1999)

Slavery’s Truths (and Tales) Come Flocking Home
by Doreen Carvajal (The New York Times) (March 29, 1999)

Racial Mixture, “White” Identity, and the “Forgotten” (or censored) Cause of the Civil War
by A.D. Powell (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (January-February 1999)

Slavery With A Smile
by Tony Norman (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (December 4, 1998)

The Civil War Wasn’t About Slavery
by Walter Williams (Jewish World Review) (December 2, 1998)

Sambo Returns: Were slaves happy? The answer’s not as simple as you think.
by David Greenberg (Slate) (November 25, 1998)

College Strikes Controversial Course
by Ethan Feinsilver (The Greensboro News & Record) (November 20, 1998)

N.C. School Cancels Slave Course
(The Associated Press) (November 20, 1998)

Propaganda, not history
(The Chattanooga Times) (November 19, 1998)

Instructor of Civil War course avoids media spotlight
by Ethan Feinsilver (Greensboro News and Record) (November 18, 1998)

Civil War course stirs national media debate
by Ethan Feinsilver (Greensboro News and Record) (November 17, 1998)

Class on ‘happy’ slaves under fire
(The Associated Press) (November 16, 1998)

Confederate heritage class raises red flag
(Free Press News Services) (November 16, 1998)

Revisions of Slavery
by Wes Stephenson (The Atlantic Monthly) (October 28, 1998)

Museum retraces slaves’ steps to freedom
by Kelly L. Anderson (The Detroit News) (June 10, 1997)