Slavery and Its Consequences - Core Document Seminars

ByRay Tyler
On September 2, 2021

For the last fifteen months, We the Teachers featured our two-volume Core Document Collection, Documents and Debates in American History and Government, with our colleague Jeremy Gypton’s document recordings. We invite you to check them out!   Now that we reached the end of this project, we turn your attention to other books in our Core Document Collection. First up is our newest CDC volume – Slavery and Its Consequences, edited by David Tucker

This school year, Teaching American History is hosting a series of online Saturday morning seminars featuring many of the themes in Slavery and Its Consequences, beginning with Slavery and The Founding on September 18. Registration is now open for the first four seminars. Click on the title below, and you will land on the registration page for that seminar. You may register for one or all of the fall seminars. 

Session One 

September 18: Slavery and Its Consequences – Slavery and the Founding, discussion led by Dr. David Tucker of Ashland University

Session Two 

October 16: Slavery and Its Consequences – Political, Legal and Constitutional Issues, discussion led by Dr. Eric Sands of Berry College 

Session Three

November 13: Slavery and Its Consequence – The Abolition and Pro-Slavery Arguments, discussion led by Dr. Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University 

Session Four 

December 4: Slavery and Its Consequences – Social and Economic Harm, discussion leader TBD

Registration will open for Sessions  Five – Eight in the late fall of 2021. 

TAH’s Core Document Collection has published twenty-five of a projected forty-five volume series. Many of these books focus on a specific era in American history – Reconstruction, for example – or a single topic in American government such as Congress. Others cover a general theme in American history. Slavery and Its Consequences is our latest example of a theme-based volume. Each volume contains an Introduction by the scholar editing the volume, Discussion Questions, Suggestions for Further Reading, a Thematic Table of Contents, and numerous original source documents selected by the editor. Core Document Collection books are available for purchase in our bookstore. Each is free to download as a PDF. 

Slavery and Its Consequences contains 45 documents beginning with a protest against slavery by the Germantown Mennonites in 1688 and concluding with a discussion of reparations written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Stephan Thernstrom in 2007 and 2019, respectively. The scope and depth of this volume are impressive. We encourage you to visit our bookstore for your copy and to grasp the opportunity to discuss many of these documents in our discussion-based seminars this academic year. 



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