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New Video Released: Hamilton Against Slavery

New Video Released: Hamilton Against Slavery

By Nancy Spannaus Jan.11, 2021—Today marks the release of an invaluable video documenting the record of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton’s opposition to slavery.  Under the title “The Evidence for Hamilton against Slavery,” independent researcher Marianne Als beautifully synthesizes text, imagery, and music to support her argument that not only is […]

by January 11, 2021 0 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
Black soldiers in the thousands joined the Revolution. What happened?

Why Did American Slavery Persist?

By Nancy Spannaus January 10, 2021—In a Zoom presentation to a discussion group on Sunday Jan. 3, I began to tackle the question of why, despite enormous activity in favor of abolition in the early period of our Republic, the institution of slavery persisted until the Civil War. My hour-long […]

by January 10, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Slavery
Slave shackles in an exhibit of the National Museum of American History

Will Hamilton’s Accusers Recant?

A Follow-Up on the Charges that Alexander Hamilton Was an “Enslaver” By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 11, 2020—Thorough documentation has been published by Hamilton scholar Michael Newton and the pseudonymous Philo Hamilton, ripping apart the fallacies in the recent essay by Jessie Serfilippi labeling Alexander Hamilton an “enslaver.” The question is: […]

by December 12, 2020 1 comment News, Slavery
The document's cover page

Hamilton and Slavery: Misinformation Refuted!

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 11, 2020—In the face of a flood of media coverage of a historical interpreter claiming Alexander Hamilton was an “enslaver,”  a detailed refutation of many of the claims has been written and made public.  Philo Hamilton and Hamilton expert Michael E. Newton declare from the outset: […]

by November 11, 2020 1 comment Alexander Hamilton, News, Uncategorized
1619 Project Makes a Concession

1619 Project Makes a Concession

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 21, 2020—The New York Times’ 1619 Project has been forced to make a significant concession in its egregious assertion that slavery was the foundation stone for the rise of the American republic. For a change, it appears that pressure from historians has had an effect. The […]

by September 21, 2020 0 comments News Shorts, Slavery
The American System and the Haitian Republic

The American System and the Haitian Republic

The Surprising Connections between our Nations By Nancy Spannaus July 27, 2020—A highly fitting tribute to Alexander Hamilton was presented by Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society president Nicole Scholet during this year’s annual celebrations around his death anniversary. It came in the form of a rebroadcast of Scholet’s talk on “Alexander […]

by July 27, 2020 4 comments News, Slavery, Uncategorized
Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

by Nancy Spannaus July  3, 2020—On the occasion of this Fourth of July, which is bound to be fraught with virulent attacks on the Declaration of Independence, I was tempted to simply repeat Abraham Lincoln’s stirring refutation (which I featured last year). But there was a deeper philosophical point to […]

by July 3, 2020 3 comments Commentary, History
Depiction of Jackson inauguration (Wikipedia Commons)

The Pathway to “A More Perfect Union”

The Growth and Collapse of One American Nation, The Early Republic 1790-1861 By Donald J. Fraser Fraser & Associates, Roseville, California, 2020, 605 pp.   A Book Review by Nancy Spannaus June 21, 2020—In examining the question of what defines an American identity, author Donald Fraser has chosen one of […]

by June 21, 2020 1 comment History, Review
A depiction of the Stamp Act Congress

Stamp Act Resistance Spurs Anti-Slavery Fight

Part 2 of The American Revolutionaries’ International War Against Slavery: 1765-1767 (For Part 1, click here ) By Colin Lowry In early January of 1765, Prime Minister George Grenville was determined to whip the American colonies into complete dependence on Britain, and he devised the Stamp Act in an effort to […]

by February 6, 2020 0 comments History, Slavery
British slavery in the West Indies.

Historians Challenge NYTimes on Slavery

By Nancy Spannaus December 26, 2019—It’s about time. Five prominent U.S. historians have come forward to challenge some egregious errors in the NY Times’ 1619 Project, a major intervention on the issue of American slavery’s role in the United States which the Times published in August of this year. The […]

by December 26, 2019 0 comments History, News