May 21, 2020Comments Off on Recently Noted – Eric Foner on the Electoral College, presidential elections…..
The May 21, 2020 Issue of the London Review of Books contains a review article, “The Corrupt Bargain” by Columbia U. Professor Eric Foner. It is a wonderful review of the history of this peculiar --->> read more -->>
October 15, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – challenging views of Justice Clarence Thomas – the intractable nature of white racism
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been famous and more than a bit of an outlier in American life from the moment he came on the public stage over the summer of 1991. Today I --->> read more -->>
9/12/2019 A lecture at the Hudson Area Library tonight, Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How did middle class farmers in Colonial New York interact with slavery?’ by Travis M. Bowman. The lecture began with the note --->> read more -->>
June 18, 2017Comments Off on Slavery in Hudson and nearby – continued
My earlier post on this topic was picked up by Gossips of Rivertown. That brought a reference from David Marston to a new source: Radical Cartography where the results of the 1790 Census (the first --->> read more -->>
It is doubtless a fact that most Northerners, including the writer, think that slavery in America was a Southern problem. In the North slavery was an occasional institution, or so we think. A week ago --->> read more -->>
November 13, 2010Comments Off on Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II
This book brings to light the extent to which the Jim Crow laws were in fact part of a totalitarian system of government that ruled the South for more than seventy five years. How these --->> read more -->>
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