Five Things They Don’t Tell You about Slavery

A sign commemorating the arrival of the first Africans is displayed at Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia — August 24, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy / Reuters)

Five Things They Don’t Tell You about Slavery

Originally published on National Review

September 5, 2019

Rich Lowry

It didn’t begin or end in the United States

The same people most obsessed with slavery seem to have little interest in the full scope of its history.

There has been an effort for decades now — although with new momentum lately, as exemplified by the New York Times’ 1619 project — to identify the United States and its founding with slavery.

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