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Religion in Colonial America
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Religion in Colonial America

Religion in Colonial America was dominated by Christianity although Judaism was practiced in small communities after 1654. Christian denominations included Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Congregationalists, German Pietists, Lutherans, Methodists...
Slavery in the United States - Crash Course
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Slavery in the United States - Crash Course

In which John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. I wouldn't really call it peculiar. I'd lean more toward horrifying and depressing institution, but nobody asked me. John will talk about what life was like...
A Brief History of Tobacco in the Americas
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

A Brief History of Tobacco in the Americas

The history of tobacco use in the Americas goes back over 1,000 years when natives of the region chewed or smoked the leaves of the plant now known as Nicotiana rustica (primarily in the north) and Nicotiana tabacum (mostly in the south...
Did Europeans Enslave Native Americans?
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Did Europeans Enslave Native Americans?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you (thank you). Support your local station here: http://to.pbs.org/DonateORIG ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Here in the United States, when we think about the term "slavery" we think about...
The Life of An Enslaved Person - America's Journey Through Slavery on the Learning Videos Channel
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The Life of An Enslaved Person - America's Journey Through Slavery on the Learning Videos Channel

What was life like for an enslaved person in America? This program explores the daily life and customs of enslaved children and adults from Colonial Times through Emancipation. What foods did they eat? How did they celebrate marriage...
Roots: The System of American Slavery
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Roots: The System of American Slavery

Historians and experts examine the American system of racialized slavery and the hypocrisy it relied on to function.
From Slavery to Freedom: Epictetus' Path
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

From Slavery to Freedom: Epictetus' Path

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus (l.c. 50- 130 CE) following the example of Socrates, wrote none of his teachings down, preferring to impart his wisdom to his students through class discussions. His student Arrian collected and edited the...
Slavery in Brazil
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Slavery in Brazil

A painting of a slave market in Portuguese Brazil by Jean-Baptiste Debret from an original 19th-century engraving by Johann Moritz Rugendas.
Portuguese Angola
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Portuguese Angola

Portuguese Angola in southwest Africa was the first European colony on that continent. While settlement from 1571 proved problematic in the interior, the Portuguese did obtain a large number of slaves which they shipped to their Atlantic...
The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course

In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at...
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