S05 E29: The U.S. Congressional Slaveholders Database with Julie Weil

It shouldn’t surprise Americans that there were congressional slaveholders. More than 1,800 people who served in the U.S. Congress in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries owned human beings at some point in their lives, according to a Washington Post investigation of censuses and other historical records. The U.S. is still grappling with the legacy of their embrace of slavery.

The Washington Post’s Julie Weir joined the show to talk about the WaPo’s U.S. Congressional Database.

The database can be accessed via https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/interactive/2022/congress-slaveowners-names-list


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