History of American Slavery | Slate Academy Preview
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America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people. Enjoy this free preview of this multi-part Slate Academy series with acclaimed historians and writers, alongside Slate's Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion. For the full course, join Slate Plus at slate.com/academyplus
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The horrors of slavery are terrible enough, there is no need for this podcast to embellish them. Typical propaganda from a leftist propaganda machine.
Valley Girl Narrator
I'm a woman and I don't take women seriously who lilt their voices like this - trying to make their assertions sound like questions - by going higher at the end of the statement. It's a way to sound non-assertive but you just end up not taking them seriously. Women need to just talk with regular voices and stop trying to not sound threatening to men or other women. This narrator sounds like a high school girl when she talks. I just can't take her content seriously so unsubscribing.
Accessible and smart, and as an academic whose area is not history, I can imagine a scholar might find the approach a bit lightweight, but I appreciate the hosts’ approach — they are using scholarly sources and consulting active and sometimes renowned scholars. Of course they have to summarize and limit what they cover. But I learned so much, and found out how skewed my education was on this topic.
Regarding Rebecca’s voice: good grief, people. She sounds like a real person. I’m glad she doesn’t sound like an NPR host. Millennials of all genders do the vocal fry thing and it’s going to be here awhile. Get over it.
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