Commentator Gary Joiner takes a look at the origins of slavery in this installment of History Matters.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Kate Archer Kent

A 239-year-old family Bible will be the only book not for sale at the Friends of Library book sale to benefit the Marshall Public Library. The rare German Bible belongs to historian Gail Beil of Marshall, Texas. She is opening up her 1900 Victorian home for the book sale to be held Nov. 9-11.