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The Great Dismal Swamp - 99% Invisible
interested in20 minute video on maroon communities
podcast  history 
6 hours ago by dfphil
Statues of Confederate soldiers across the South were cheaply mass-produced in the North — Quartz
One of the leading manufacturers was the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, which specialized in a cast zinc it called “white bronze” (a light gray or pale blue color). In 2015, the Associated Press dug into the company’s history: It sold life-size statues for just $450 and larger eight-and-a-half foot versions for $750. Commissioning marble or granite statues, meanwhile, would have cost tens of thousands of dollars.
history  capitalism  racism 
7 hours ago by campylobacter
Don't Be a Sucker : U.S. War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into suckers. Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' --...
history  propaganda  politics 
8 hours ago by geetarista
Why do white supremacists hate Jews? Because we can fight them. - The Washington Post
Interesting insights into the genesis and history of that “Jew = bankers” caricature buried in here. The way it rose out of Christian views on the sins of banking and Christians avoidance of doing that work, but wanting that service available, is illuminating.
Judaism  history  Nazism  Christianity  banking 
8 hours ago by eggdropsoap
Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments | PBS NewsHour
n his writings, Lee cited multiple reasons for opposing such monuments, questioning the cost of a potential Stonewall Jackson monument, for example. But underlying it all was one rationale: That the war had ended, and the South needed to move on and avoid more upheaval.

“As regards the erection of such a monument as is contemplated,” Lee wrote of an 1866 proposal, “my conviction is, that however grateful it would be to the feelings of the South, the attempt in the present condition of the Country, would have the effect of retarding, instead of accelerating its accomplishment; [and] of continuing, if not adding to, the difficulties under which the Southern people labour.”

The retired Confederate leader, a West Point graduate, was influenced by his knowledge of history.

“Lee believed countries that erased visible signs of civil war recovered from conflicts quicker,” Horn said. “He was worried that by keeping these symbols alive, it would keep the divisions alive.”
history  robertelee  slavery 
8 hours ago by bwiese
Frederick Douglass on How Congress Can Fight a 'Treacherous President' - The Atlantic
Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay for The Atlantic on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens
politics  culture  history 
8 hours ago by philjr
reddit: the front page of the internet
8 hours ago by geetarista
Robert E. Lee - Wikiquote
My engagements will not permit me to be present, and I believe if there I could not add anything material to the information existing on the subject. I think it wiser, moreover, not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the example of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, and to commit to oblivion the feelings it engendered.
violence  history  American  race 
8 hours ago by tastyteacup
Why Reconstruction Matters
2015 essay by Eric Foner, the historian of Reconstruction
reconstruction  slavery  south  america  history  civilwar 
8 hours ago by nelson

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