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‘Black Slaves, Indian Masters’ Explores Little-Known Chapter in History

Barbara Krauthamer will be at the Cyclorama Thursday night.
Barbara Krauthamer will be at the Cyclorama Thursday night.

  In the late 1700s and 1800s, two groups of Native Americans, the Choctaw and the Chickasaw, traded and owned African-American slaves. Thursday night, an author coming to Atlanta’s Cyclorama will discuss her new book about this complicated chapter of American history.

Barbara Krauthamer is a history professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters. John Lemley talked with her about the facts behind this piece of America’s past, and why, for the most part, people just don’t know about it.

Broadcast version of interview that aired Thursday, February 20, 2014

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