Black People : Shackles and Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Democracy Now - A new book 10 years in the making examines how many major U.S. universities — Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Williams and the University of North Carolina, among others — are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. In "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities," Massachusetts Institute of Technology American history professor Craig Steven Wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. "When you think about the colonial world, until the American Revolution, there is only one college in the South, William & Mary ... The other eight colleges were all Northern schools, and they’re actually located in key sites, for the most part, of the merchant economy where the slave traders had come to power and rose as the financial and intellectual backers of new culture of the colonies," Wilder says.
     
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    ...Slavery, oppression, social classing, Jim Crow Racist Law, laid the foundation for all of America...many older deep Institutions of various kinds were built from Slave interests...the oldest and richest property in Manhattan ( Sutton Place ) ,N.Y. is Dutch. The Dutch, their legacy is well known but criticized very little.
     
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    No surprise here. The use of slave labor was used extensively during this period. Even the capitol building, the symbol of American pride and success was built with slave labor.
     
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