Category Archives: Slavery

Review: A History of Appalachia

Richard B. Drake’s A History of Appalachia is an excellent introduction to the history and culture of the people of the region. The book can best be described as a scholarly overview of the literature that exists on the subject. … Continue reading

Posted in Alabama, American South, Books, Dixie, Georgia, History, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Negroes, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Race Relations, Slavery, South Carolina, Southern Nationalism, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, White Supremacy | 6 Comments

Caribbean Project: The Barbados-South Carolina Connection

South Carolina The Barbados-South Carolina connection has come up in a discussion at Civil War Talk. There’s a thread over there that links to an old post here where I shared an excerpt from Colin Woodard’s book, American Nations. In December, … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Victor Schoelcher on Haiti

Haiti Victor Schoelcher, the most famous French abolitionist of the 19th century, whose life work culminated in the final abolition of slavery in the French West Indies by the Second Republic in 1848, visited Haiti in 1841. Schoelcher later published … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Haiti, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Slavery | 24 Comments

Caribbean Project: The Demise of Haiti’s Sugar Industry

Haiti In 1789, there were 288 sugar plantations in Haiti’s Northern Province, 314 sugar plantations in Haiti’s Western Province, and 191 sugar plantations in Haiti’s Southern Province. As Saint-Domingue, Haiti was the largest producer of sugar in the world and … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Haiti, Negroes, Race Relations, Slavery | 11 Comments

Haiti Debate

Caribbean Sea Over at Crossroads, I am explaining in the comment section why Haiti evolved into Haiti, and why Haiti is so much worse off today than any other Caribbean country, particularly its sister colonies in the French Empire, Guadeloupe and … Continue reading

Posted in History, Slavery | 30 Comments

Migrant Workers Claim Modern Slavery In Florida

Florida In Florida’s tomato fields, a Hispanic helot underclass toils in the burning sun to pick tomatoes for McDonald’s and Taco Bell in slavery-like conditions. “Slavery” is being used here in the pejorative sense as “a labor system which we dislike.” … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Diversity, Dixie, Florida, Hispanics, Immigration, Race Relations, Slavery | 73 Comments

Jewish Confederates

CSA In the antebellum era, Jews were more likely than Gentiles to own slaves and were disproportionately involved in the slave trade. Jews went along with the racial norms of Southern society and were not perceived as a subversive minority. … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Diversity, Dixie, History, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Slavery, Southern Nationalism, The Jewish Question, White Supremacy, Whiteness | 46 Comments

Southern Jews and Reconstruction

Dixie Here’s another fascinating excerpt from Fight Against Fear: Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights on how southern Jews reacted to the demise of the Confederacy and Reconstruction: “Notwithstanding the general response of southern Jews, a number of individuals expressed … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Dixie, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Slavery, Southern Nationalism, The Jewish Question, White Supremacy, Whiteness | 68 Comments

Caribbean Project: Were Georgia’s Poor Whites Exploited By Planters?

Georgia Here’s an excerpt from Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860 on the “exploitation” of poor Whites by the planter class: “Cultivating Race argues that nonelite Whites in Georgia not only benefited from the rise of white … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Dixie, Georgia, History, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Slavery, White Supremacy, Whiteness | 58 Comments

Second Amendment Was Passed To Protect Slavery

District of Corruption Do you remember our old friend Thom Hartmann? Note: Progressives are salivating over the possibility of repealing the Bill of Rights. They have already killed the Tenth Amendment. Now they want to get rid of the Second … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Conservatism, Dixie, History, Liberalism, Progressives, Slavery, Whiteness, Yankees | 27 Comments