Dec 28, 2021 - 17 min
In Virginia, the land still owned by the Coles family could yield billions from uranium. On a plantation built by slave-holding congressmen and owned by their descendants ever since, America’s largest untapped uranium deposit is now waiting underground. In this story about the wealth created during slavery that still shapes America today, Julie Zauzmer Weil questions whether any earnings from such resources belong to the descendants of the enslaved.
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