Crash Course: Molasses to Rum to Slaves

Am I going to annoy you with this every week?  Possibly.

Also, since it’s the fourth of July, I’m going to use this excuse to post a song from 1776

Here some of the Crash Course info:

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Inhuman Bondage by David Brion Davis:

Up From Slavery by Booker T Washington:


  1. Smhlle says

    People may recognize the singer from his role as the bar/restaurant owner on Northern Exposure.

  2. Committee of Public Safety says

    There is a freethought tie-in here btw. Two big 18th century freethinkers, Thomas Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft, were abolitionists, and those wonderful anti-theists the Jacobins were a huge inspiration to the leaders of the Haitian Revolution.

  3. lorimakesquilts says

    Love, love, love 1776 — thank you for posting this amazing performance.

  4. lcaution says

    One of the two powerful songs in an underrated musical. Thanks for the post.

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