Reparations Are Rare in America, But They Have Been Paid Before

With a renewed focus on reparations for slavery, what lessons can be drawn from payments to victims of other historical injustices in America?

The New York Times
Jun 19 · 8 min read
A soldier in the Union Army and his family, in a photograph taken around 1863 that was later found in Cecil County, Md. Only fragmentary records, if any at all, may survive regarding many African-Americans from the slavery era. Photo: Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

By Adeel Hassan and Jack Healy

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