Zoe Weinberg: The Blonde, Blue-Eyed Slave

Alexina did not bother to contest the authenticity of the thick paper trail that documented her sale to James White. If the court agreed that she was white, those contracts would automatically be rendered invalid and she would be free.

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American Panorama

You can point at that map and see that the ebbs and flows are not just related to the desires or needs of people from other parts of the world emigrating to the United States. The shape of the map is driven by US policies, and whether they were welcoming or not welcoming to groups of immigrants.

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