EXCERPT: Slavery and the University

In honor of Black History Month, we are posting an excerpt from the introduction of Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies edited by Leslie M. Harris, James T. Campbell, and Alfred L. Brophy. This is the first collection of scholarly essays devoted solely to the histories and legacies of this subject on North American campuses and in…

EXCERPT: Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras

Today on the blog: An excerpt from Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras by Kristen Epps. In her book, Epps focuses on nineteen counties on the Kansas-Missouri border, tracing slavery’s rise and fall from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War. This section explores the contours of the debate taking place at the time around expanding slavery into the West.