#1453: "History Class - Christian Slavery"

Jul 26, 2018

There are parts of US history that many of us are not proud of…and slavery has got to be either on or very near the top of that list. And the history of slavery in the new world is entwined with another huge part of early colonial life: Christianity.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll open up history class and learn about the paradoxes and justifications of Christian slavery in America.

We’ll also hear about a new requirement on New York State schools: mental health education…and we’ll spend an academic minute asking why Danes are so darned happy.