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Emblem of the abolition movement, 1780s.

Historian Refutes 1619 Project … Again

by Nancy Spannaus Dec. 2, 2021—The timing was auspicious. Two months prior to the New York Times’ Nov. 9 release of its book version of The 1619 Project, noted historian Gordon S. Wood issued a devastating refutation of the Project’s thesis that the introduction of chattel slavery was the “origin” […]

by December 2, 2021 1 comment News, Slavery, Uncategorized
The industrial complex Alexander Hamilton began in Paterson, NJ in 1791.

To End Slavery, You Need Industrial Progress

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 9, 2021—All four classes in my series on Why American Slavery Persisted are now available on americansystemnow’s You Tube channel. In them, I present the evidence to support my thesis that the success of the abolition movement depended on the implementation of Alexander Hamilton’s principles of […]

by October 11, 2021 2 comments News, Slavery
Hinton Helper's book

A Southern Voice for Complete Abolition

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 2, 2021—Have you ever heard of Hinton Rowan Helper? Neither had I until this summer, when a friend who knew I was working on the persistence of American slavery called it to my attention. Yet the North Carolinian Helper played a prominent and some say decisive […]

by October 2, 2021 1 comment History, Slavery
The Signing of the Constitution, an oil by Thomas Rossiter. Courtesy of the New York Historical Society

Frederick Douglass on the U.S. Constitution

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 20, 2021—It’s Constitution Week, and long past time that we Americans went beyond the cursory knowledge which most of us have had of our nation’s founding document. The recent tendency to damn the U.S. Constitution as a virtual pact with the devil is particularly disturbing to […]

by September 20, 2021 2 comments Commentary, Slavery
Class Series Now on You Tube

Class Series Now on You Tube

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 17, 2021—I am pleased to announce that the first class in my current series on Why American Slavery Persisted has now been posted on the You Tube channel of AmericanSystemNow (click here).  This is the first of four classes, which happily are being video-recorded by Shepherd […]

by September 17, 2021 0 comments News Shorts, Slavery
A partial photo of the Oglethorpe statue in Augusta, Georgia

Investigating American Slavery: The Case of Georgia

Part II of a series {Sept. 13, 2021–The following is a draft chapter from my upcoming book, Why American Slavery Persisted.} By Nancy Spannaus It may be hard for even Georgians to believe, but the colony of Georgia was the only North American colony to prohibit slavery at its founding. […]

by September 13, 2021 0 comments History, Slavery
A depiction of slavery in the West Indies, most likely Barbados

Investigating American Slavery

By Nancy Spannaus Part 1 of a series Sept. 5, 2021—In-depth historical research always brings surprises, and my ongoing work on my upcoming class series and book on Why American Slavery Persisted is no exception.  This short post will review one of them: the Carolinas colonies were the only British […]

by September 5, 2021 2 comments History, Slavery
The image on a medallion created by Englishman Josiah Wedgwood in 1787.

Coming Classes on Why American Slavery Persisted

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 27, 2021—Come September, I will be teaching two classes at local colleges on “Why American Slavery Persisted.” They will be offered, for a fee, at both the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Frederick Community College in Maryland, and the Lifelong Learning Program at Shepherd University […]

by August 28, 2021 3 comments News, Slavery, Uncategorized
A Hamilton tribute at his graveside ceremony in 2018.

The Tragedy of Alexander Hamilton’s Death

By Nancy Spannaus July 11, 2021—For the second year in a row, ceremonies at the gravesite of Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan have had to be cancelled due to pandemic precautions. But that should not stop us from commemorating the life of this great man, and acknowledging […]

by July 11, 2021 0 comments Commentary, History
A partial photo of the book cover

“President Hamilton” Tackles Slavery

President Hamilton, A Novel of Alternative History by Lewis Ben Smith Electio Publications, Little Elm, Texas, 653 pp, paperback $24.99, Kindle $8.99 A review by Nancy Spannaus, author of Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics July 4, 2021—What if Alexander Hamilton had survived […]

by July 4, 2021 0 comments Review, Slavery