PAUL JENNINGS & WHITE HOUSE SLAVERY: A DIGITAL ARCHIVE FOR ENGLISH 541 - "THE RUDE QUARTER CENTURY"

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Links & Archive Resources

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Paul Jennings

& WHITE HOUSE SLAVERY

CBS article and video, "The White House's History Of Slave Labor" http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4661787n

CNN article, "Slaves helped build White House, U.S. Capitol"

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/02/slaves.white.house/index.html#cnnSTCText

The National Archives: "National Archives to Display Pay Stubs of Slaves Used to Build U.S. Capitol and White House"

Press release detailing pay stubs dating back to the late 18th century which offer additional insights into the role of slavery in the White House.

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2001/nr01-30.html

New York Times article, "Madison and the White House, Through the Memoir of a Slave"

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/us/16jennings.html?_r=1

NPR radio clip: "The Slaves Who Built The White House"

A clip from NPR radio the role of slavery in the construction of the white house is discussed.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99353053

NPR radio clip: "Author: Politics of Slavery Shaped Nation's Capitol"

Author Fergus Bordewich discusses his book, Washington: The Making of the American Capital and how slaves worked to promote Washington D.C.'s rising power.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91547751&ps=rs

NPR radio clip: "Hercules and Hemings: Presidents' Slave Chefs"

The stories of the slave chefs in the White house.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18950467&ps=rs

White House Historical Association: White House Timeline (1790s-1840s)

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_timelines/timelines_african-americans-01.html

Resources on the role of slavery in the

White House:

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