Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda
University of Houston @AJP_PhD

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Enslavement and Historical Memory:
Gender, Race, and Rhetoric



The Raw Numbers: Texas and Enslavement

Life-size replica showing the amount of space enslaved people had on the Middle Passage.

Every Three Minutes

Learning about Enslavement:

21th C. Politics, Rhetoric, and Enslavement: 

“You know, I really don’t know my history”: Historical Memory, Slavery, and Plantation Day [Preview]

The Civil War: Causes, Myths, and Sources with a focus on Brazoria County (Part 2 of 2)

Rewriting History: Enslavement, the Underground Railroad, and Rhetoric


Ava DuVernay’s “13th” (2016) and Reel Black History

Olive Garden’s Promotion of Racism, An Open Letter 

Slavery Today 

48 enslaved individuals work for me. How many work for you?


Extra reading: 

12 Years a Slave – A landmark in United States Cultural History

Historical Perspectives, Cultural Readings, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Important Conversations: What Does it Mean to Come to Terms With the History of Slavery?

Making Light of Slavery?

Hashtag BlackLivesMatter: “A riot is the language of the unheard”





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