Before the Civil War, white women were more likely to inherit slaves than land. UC-Berkeley history professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this source of wealth for white women drove their participation in the slave market, which she writes about in “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South” (Yale University Press).
In this Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo, activists hold Confederate flags near the monument for Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The monument was vandalized the previous night, spray-painted with the phrase "Black Lives Matter," after a deadly mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C. predominantly-black church sparked a nationwide debate on the public display of Confederate imagery. Steve Helber/AP Photo