Made in America (Seeing White, Part 3)

Chattel slavery in the United States, with its distinctive – and strikingly cruel – laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it today. By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.

Image: Meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1619. Library of Congress.

Key sources for this episode:
The Racial Equity Institute
Ibram Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning
Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People