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Dozier School graves
A Florida home for wayward boys was once synonymous with horrific conditions. Now, some are trying to discern what occurred by digging for bodies on the campus’s grounds.
sugarlandtf 
11 days ago
Discovering the dead: Gullah Society takes on preservation of black burial grounds in Charleston
Plunge a shovel in the Charleston earth and you are likely to dig up history. It’s there in layers, accumulated over the centuries.
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12 days ago
Community and Memorialization
Gullah Society Anson Street Burial Grounds
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12 days ago
Summering with Confederate Statues
Our family just returned to California after spending much of the summer driving around the South promoting our new book, Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy. We logged about 1,700 miles in the car, visiting thirteen towns and cities in six southern states. We dined on local delicacies—from BBQ … Read More Read More
civilwar  memory  246  confederacy 
7 weeks ago
Kytle and Roberts op-ed on Silent Sam take-down
We should preserve unoccupied pedestals as the ruins they are — broken tributes to a morally bankrupt cause.
civilwar  memory  monuments  246  nyt 
8 weeks ago
Writing about "Slavery"? This Might Help
This is a crowdsourced short guide that can eventually be shared with editors, presses, journalists, and curricular projects as well as with authors, teachers and public historians. Considering the particularities (legal, demographic, etc.) of the institution of slavery in various parts of the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and how slavery changed over time, this guide is a set of suggestions that raises questions and sensitivities rather than serving as a checklist that enforces any set of orthodoxies. We are all grappling with language to describe and analyze the intricacies and occurrences of domination and coercion under slavery. And we have inherited a set of assumptions embedded in language. That said, language has evolved. Depending on context, some words clarify, some obscure. Those who have contributed to this crowdsourced guide include leading scholars in the field of slavery studies. This intervention is offered in the spirit of building ethical community.
slavery  writing 
8 weeks ago
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omeka 
june 2018
The presidential elections of the United States
Relief shown by hachures. Shows political party which carried each United Sates map (14 x 26 cm.) in election years from 1789 to 1876, with portrait of each President. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1877 by Henry Clay Donnell, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington." LC copy 2: Maps on 4 separate sheets. Includes list of "Nationality of the immigrants arriving in the U.S. from 1820 to 1870." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies
maps  19c  246  118  reconstruction  civilwar  presidency 
may 2018
10 Questions Every Houston Homebuyer Should Ask Before They Press Go
Get these answers before you commit to a house. (Jim Blackburn quoted)
realestate  houston  houses  flood 
march 2018
How the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Changed Gun Laws
Eighty-nine years later, will the public finally demand similar action?
118  guncontrol  capone  fwis 
february 2018
Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News
For more information: www.fsgbooks.com/broadcasthysteria On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report…
video  majors  history  118 
february 2018
Don’t Do What You Love; Do What You Do
“Love” puts too much pressure on work.
tmdr 
january 2018
Two maps explain the racial history behind Alabama's senate vote
America is a young country. We measure our history in decades, sometimes minutes. Last night, history changed when Alabama elected a Democrat, senator Doug Jones, for the first time in 25 years. Jones defeated Roy Moore in a heated election. Moore, who has been accused of sexual abuse and child molestation, has a long track record...
246  history  slavery  maps  senate  voting  2017  civilwar 
december 2017
Future Historians Probably Won't Understand Our Internet, and That's Okay
What’s happening? This has always been an easier question to pose—as Twitter does to all its users—than to answer. And how well we answer the question of what…
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december 2017
Using Reacting to the Past in the Civil War Classroom
The time had come for the delegates to Kentucky’s Sovereignty Convention to decide whether or not the state should secede. One by one, the delegates responded to the roll call vote. Once the representatives from the Cumberland Plateau, Pennyroyal, and Jackson Purchase regions had spoken, the vote was tied. It was up to the Bluegrass … Read More Read More
civilwar  246  teaching  rttp  pedagogy 
november 2017
Fantasizing Lee as a Civil Rights Pioneer
Andy Hall on the story of Lee taking communion with a black man in a Richmond church after the war.
246  civilwar  lee  memory  fwis 
november 2017
What John Kelly Got Right About Robert E. Lee - WSJ
Jay Winik with a bunch of warmed over Lost Cause myths
fwis  memory  civilwar  246  lee 
november 2017
“Uncivil”: The Civil War Stories We Didn’t Learn in School
“Uncivil,” hosted by two journalists, employs riveting storytelling and reporting to highlight the overlooked stories of the American Civil War. Illustration by…
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october 2017
Talk on Christ and the Poor: St. Luke’s Parish | Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
This talk was given October 1st 2017, at St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, as part of an ongoing speaker series about finding Christ. — Our savior was…
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october 2017
How Augustine's Confessions and left politics inspired my conversion to Catholicism
Without quite knowing it, I had begun to rely on the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
conversion  catholicism  religion  augustine  theology  christianity 
august 2017
The Book He Wasn't Supposed to Write
A best-selling author submits a draft to his editor. Hijinks ensue.
publishing  writing  academia 
august 2017
After Charlottesville, New Shades of Gray in a Changing South
Celebrations of the Confederacy have steadily ebbed, and the recent confrontations will accelerate this retreat among all but the extremists.
246  memory  civilwar 
august 2017
Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, and One Night in New York City
Ellington could connect all the dots—the social, the modernist, the intellectual, the populist, the personally poetic—for a vision of American music truly epic…
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august 2017
On Smarm
Last month, Isaac Fitzgerald, the newly hired editor of BuzzFeed's newly created books section, made a remarkable but not entirely surprising announcement: He…
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august 2017
I deleted 40,000 tweets last week. Here's why (and how).
Kris Shaffer - Data scientist. Digital media specialist. Developer. Author.<br/>pushpullfork.com
twitter 
august 2017
I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction
"When people create alternate histories, they are largely replicating a history we already know." by Roxanne Gay
tv  film  race  civilwar  counterfactuals  246 
july 2017
Martin Luther’s Revolution
Martin Luther , by Lucas Cranach der Ältere (1529). Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every…
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july 2017
iDevotion | Comment Magazine
“The unsuspecting iPhone user who suddenly loses service in adead zone or loses all of his or her contacts or, worse, loses thephone altogether enters a state…
from instapaper
june 2017
Maintaining a Radical Vision of African Americans in the Age of Freedom - Journal of the Civil War Era
Kidada E. Williams We have come a long way since W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction (1935). That revolutionary tome attempted to confront histories of the…
from instapaper
june 2017
The Intimacy Behind Jazz’s Seminal Image
Ben Webster and John Coltrane. Roy DeCarava. Copyright: Sherry Turner DeCarava/RSD Foundation It’s quite easy to tell the story of how certain photographs were…
from instapaper
june 2017
The Work You Do, the Person You Are
Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann All I had to do for the two dollars was clean Her house for a few hours after school. It was a beautiful house, too,…
from instapaper
june 2017
How to examine vinyl
What to look for examining a vinyl record - The Vinyl Inspector We hope the vinyl records we buy will be perfect, but the sad reality is that with the passage of fifty years, passing through the hands of many owners, vinyl has often been handled carelessly, and played on equipment that raised the risk of damage with…
vinyl 
june 2017
Forum on Publishing for General Audience
With Danielle McGuire and T. J. Stiles in OAH American Historian
history  publishing  writing 
may 2017
Trump on the Civil War: ‘Why Could That One Not Have Been Worked Out?’
Could Andrew Jackson have stopped the war? Trump suggests so in an interview on SiriusXM. The seventh president, a slaveholder, died 16 years before the war began.
civilwar  jackson  246  trump 
may 2017
Op-Ed in NOLA about removal of CSA monument
Argues that the monuments themselves are rewrites of history.
246  civilwar  memory 
april 2017
Trump’s Predictable Rise | Jacobin
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . H istorian Rick Perlstein has made a career of…
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april 2017
Look At Me | Patricia Snow
T wenty-three years ago, under the pseudonym Catherine Maurice, a woman wrote a book about recovering her small daughter from autism. Still in print, the book…
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april 2017
The Enduring Struggle
“AFTER FRED. DOUGLASS.—” barked an October 1850 headline in the Mississippi Free Trader , the state’s leading Democratic newspaper. The article below it went on…
from instapaper
march 2017
Jesus Freaks & Donald Trump
The Evangelical Martyr Complex in a DC Talk Song
religion  politics  evangelicalism 
march 2017
Writing Through Our Political Tailspin
Image: Nose dive / Deseronto Archives You write like a patriot and that is your blind spot. I’ve seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else…
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february 2017
Enemies, A Love Story
George Saunders explains how writing about Trump voters and writing a novel required the same skill: understanding people you don’t agree with. Photograph by…
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february 2017
'The Great Shame of Our Profession'
Illustration by Pierre Fortin for The Chronicle Review A talk the author gave in Iowa City in October on winning the Truman Capote Award for his book, The Most…
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february 2017
Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman
T he eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of…
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february 2017
Whose Streets?
The history and future of activism in America WHEN THE RESISTANCE BEGAN at Standing Rock, in April 2016, few Americans could tear their eyes away from the…
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january 2017
Life Beyond Biography: Black Lives and Biographical Research - Common-place
It is time to get over our fascination with biographies, and I say this as a scholar who specializes in a field, African American literature and history, in…
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january 2017
The Prisoner
Late one night in 1991, a twelve-year-old boy pulled out a gun and killed a cab driver on the East Side of San Antonio. Twenty-five years later, Edwin Debrow…
from instapaper
january 2017
Nine Tips for Academics Writing for a General Audience
1) Keep your introduction brief, and introductory. Many academic introductions take on the task of presenting the entire book in miniature. In a...
writing 
january 2017
Liberals risk becoming a permanent minority in America | Daniel T Rodgers
‘Talk of inequality alone will not bring those who feel themselves outsiders in modern America back to the Democratic party.’Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty…
from instapaper
january 2017
Leaving Conservatism Behind | Dissent Magazine
Leaving Conservatism Behind Matthew Sitman Summer 2016 The abandoned International Boiler Works, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (Nicholas A. Tonelli) “You see…
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january 2017
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