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Slavery & the University - GLC Annual Conference: Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective (2021)

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The secessionist roots of the Jan. 6 insurrection Elizabeth R. Varon, June 15, 2022, The Washington Post In an interview ahead of the House Jan. 6 Select Committee hearings, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), stressed the “extraordinary and unprecedented” nature of the 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol. “You really have to go back to the Civil War to understand anything like it, but of course, there, you know, the Confederates never denied that Abraham Lincoln had actually won the election. They just wanted to secede from the Union.” Raskin is partially right — Southern secessionists emphasized the sway Lincoln’s antislavery Republican Party had over the Northern electorate as proof that the North was irredeemably radical and that disunion was a necessity. But the story of Southern secession provides illuminating evidence that the Jan. 6 insurgency was, indeed, precedented, rooted in long-standing efforts to preempt, delegitimize and suppress Black voting. Aware that roughly

Margaret Ellen Newell: New England Indians, Colonists, and Origins of Slavery

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    Did you know that one of the earliest practices of slavery by English colonists originated in New England?  In fact, Massachusetts issued the very first slave code in English America in 1641.   Why did New Englanders turn to slavery and become the first in English America to codify its practice? Margaret Ellen Newell, a professor of history at The Ohio State University and the author of Brethren By Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery, joins us to investigate these questions and issues.   PODCAST: Episode 220: Margaret Ellen Newell, New England Indians, Colonists, and Origins of Slavery – Ben Franklin’s World   This is the author who told me this essential colonial  history was right there but (non-Indian) historians chose to ignore or deny and not write it .

There is a Real "Great Replacement" – But Not the One the Right Talks About

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by Guy Lancaster Dr. Guy Lancaster is the editor of the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas , a project of the Central Arkansas Library System, and the author or editor of multiple books on racial violence, most recently American Atrocity : The Types of Violence in Lynching . A Chinese-owned grocery in the Mississippi Delta, c. 1930s. The “Great Replacement” is real. But it has never been about the recruiting of foreigners to undermine white workers. Instead, it has always, in this country, centered upon the recruitment of foreigners to undermine Black labor, and thus Black economic and political aspirations. Not that Tucker Carlson or any of his brother blood-soaked millionaire elites will ever admit that. READ

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  It’s Not Looking Too Good for Government of the People, by the People and for the People Jamelle Bouie, May 27, 2022, The New York Times The antislavery politicians of the 1840s and 1850s did not speak with a single voice. Some opposed slavery for moral and religious reasons and hoped to wipe its terrible mark from the body politic of the United States. Some opposed slavery but denied that the federal government had any right to interfere with the institution in the 15 states where it persisted. They were committed to “free soil” in the West more than abolition in the South. Still others weren’t concerned with slavery per se as much as they were fiercely opposed to Black migration from the South. They opposed slavery, and supported colonization, because it was the way to ensure that the United States would remain a “white man’s democracy.” What tied the antislavery factions of American politics to one another wasn’t a single view of slavery or Black Americans but a

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