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23:02 | Jan 1st, 2018

This is a free excerpt of Episode 5. To hear more, join Slate Plus --> The collapse of the antebellum Southern legal order left freedpeople exposed to violence from whites des...Show More

23:23 | Dec 14th, 2017

This is free excerpt of Episode 4. To hear the entire series, join Slate Plus --> Formerly enslaved black Americans held a majority of the seats in South Carolina’s state Legi...Show More
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1:09:09 | Oct 26th, 2017

This is a free preview of Reconstruction, a Slate Academy. Learn more at Episode 1: Experiments in Land-owning: Davis Bend and Cameron Place Some freedpeople ended up owning ...Show More