Armed with the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the far-reaching guarantees of liberty and equality that they contained, Douglass took the fight directly to the slaveholders.
A response to our criticism of a proposed Bluebook rule.
Let's replace the names of Confederate figures with those of patriots who upheld America's ideals.
Slavery, the Declaration of Independence and Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Douglass' classic speech is an indictment of slavery, racism, and American hypocrisy - but also includes a great deal of praise of the American Revolution.
While Europe was in revolt, America had its own Free Soil revolution of 1848.
Economic historian Phillip W. Magness on classical liberalism and abolition, Abraham Lincoln's contested legacy, and why history matters in contemporary politics.
In a new collection, the economic historian documents how classical liberals pushed for abolition and equality in 19th-century America.
A history professor disputed some of Nikole Hannah-Jones's claims about slavery and the American Revolution.
"Mandating the use of The 1619 Project in K-12 curricula is at best premature until these issues are resolved."
The Founders Were Flawed. The Nation Is Imperfect. The Constitution Is Still a 'Glorious Liberty Document.'
As part of its ambitious “1619” inquiry into the legacy of slavery, The New York Times revives false 19th century revisionist history about the American founding.
This historian and online-education entrepreneur says runaway slaves, ladies of the evening, bootleggers, and other dropouts and discontents made America free.
The Declaration of Independence advocates a polity based on universal principles of liberty and equality, not ethnic nationalism. We would do well to remember those principles to day.
Though Juneteenth is first and foremost a celebration of the end of slavery, the day has evolved in the 21st century.
The existence of one story does not discount terrible atrocities.
It's hard to believe that smart people such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and David Brooks don't understand the tinderbox that their idea would ignite.
A post based on my presentation at a panel on mandatory national service organized by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.
The 13th Amendment outlaws slavery, but not for prison inmates.
The Declaration of Independence makes the case for a political system based on universal principles of liberty and equality, not ethnic nationalism. Those principles are as relevant as ever in our troubled times.
Reading Zora Neale Hurston's study of the life of the last "black cargo" and watching Westworld
Justice Department Rejects Salvadoran Woman's Application for Asylum Because She Provided "Material Support" to Terrorists—by Working as a Slave Laborer for Them
Guerrillas forced the applicant to cook and clean for them, after killing her husband.
A bizarre New York Times piece knocks down a strawman.
Court-ordered program provides slave labor to private companies says new ACLU of Oklahoma lawsuit.
Under the guise of getting addicts treatment, courts are ordering people to do dangerous and unremunerated labor in "diversion" factory farms.
The exceptions in 2016 were Minnesota and Texas, according to newly released FBI data.
Where should we stop (and start) with renaming places due to historical crimes?
As Trump learned this week, pandering to white nationalists means alienating most other Americans.
Douglass recognized that embracing freedom and liberty is a process that will continue to unfold and expand over time.
It is wrong just like Fugitive Slave laws were wrong.
The resistance to Trump's war on immigration looks remarkably similar to the abolitionist movement
Republicans have hit new lows on immigration, but neither party is averse to pandering