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The Junto « A Group Blog on Early American History. Claudio Saunt, “West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776″ (W.W. Norton, 2014) Claudio Saunt View on Amazon Few years in U.S. history call to mind such immediate stock images as 1776.

Claudio Saunt, “West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776″ (W.W. Norton, 2014)

Powdered wigs. Founding fathers. Red coats. What We Mean When We Say 'Race Is a Social Construct' - Ta-Nehisi Coates. Walter White.

What We Mean When We Say 'Race Is a Social Construct' - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Chairman of the NAACP. Black dude. (The Walter White Project) What women really want. Mad Gastronomer. The History of American Slavery. Slavery-and-native-americans-in-british-north-america-and-the-united-states. Pilgrims, Puritans, Witches and Slavery: The Early Colonies and Divine Right. Compiled and edited Dwight Collins.

Pilgrims, Puritans, Witches and Slavery: The Early Colonies and Divine Right

Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor. More than one hundred biographies and monographs of Einstein have been published, yet not one of them mentions the name Paul Robeson, let alone Einstein’s friendship with him, or the name W.

Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor

E. B. Du Bois, let alone Einstein’s support for him. Nor does one find in any of these works any reference to the Civil Rights Congress whose campaigns Einstein actively supported. Race, Prison, and Poverty. The Race To Incarcerate In The Age Of Correctional Keynesianism Paul Street In the last two-and-a-half decades, the prison population has undergone what the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics director Jan Chaiken last year called "literally incredible" expansion.

Race, Prison, and Poverty

Race, Riot, and Rebellion: A Bibliography. This morning on the other side of the Atlantic, I woke up early in preparation for a seminar on William Otter, whose History of My Own Times closes the list of our readings in my Revolutionary America class.

Race, Riot, and Rebellion: A Bibliography

Essentially, Otter was a brawling, violent, white man in the 1800s, living variously in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He jumped from job to job while engaging in various aggressive “sprees” against African Americans, Irishmen, and anyone else who seemed a likely candidate before becoming a burgess of Emmitsburg, Maryland.[1] And instead of getting up to prep this morning, I remained in bed, glued to the #BaltimoreUprising and #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter, as, I’m sure, were many of you during the late hours of the night. Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution, Crabtree. US National Archives. Ole Miss - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. The Project Gutenberg eBook of Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Paula T. Connolly, "Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790-2010" (U of Iowa Press, 2013)

Paula T.

Paula T. Connolly, "Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790-2010" (U of Iowa Press, 2013)

Connolly View on Amazon The “peculiar institution” upon which the US nation was founded is still rich for examination. Perhaps this is why it is a subject to which 21st century authors continue to return.

Components of the Civil Rights Movement

Ferguson, Missouri. Three Men Who Shot Black Lives Matter Protesters Emerged From Internet’s Racist Swamps. Talk of 'dindus' dominates rant.

Three Men Who Shot Black Lives Matter Protesters Emerged From Internet’s Racist Swamps

The white supremacists who showed up to a Black Lives Matter protest Monday night in Minneapolis and shot five African-American participants were not there just by coincidence. As more facts emerge in the case, it’s now beginning to appear that not only was the attack a carefully planned attempt to disrupt the demonstration, but the men who participated in the shootings had conversed on websites and in chatrooms where racist and other far-right extremist ideology flourishes. Indeed, the men began networking in real life as a result of their Internet hatemongering. Minneapolis police have now arrested three men in connection with the shooting, which occurred at about 10:45 p.m. in front of the police precinct station where the Black Lives Matter had set up an encampment Nov. 15 to protest the shooting that day of an unarmed 24-year-old black man named Jamar Clark.

#BlackLivesMatter Archives. The plight of the Black community, in Baltimore and elsewhere, should not overshadow the vibrancy and resilience of Black people.

#BlackLivesMatter Archives

News reports revealed this week that the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Dylann Roof, the gunmen who killed nine Black people at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, had donated tens of thousands of dollars to three Republican presidential candidates. This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives.

Black Lives Matter. The Past, Present, and Future of the Black Lives Matter Network - Pacific Standard. You won’t see Cathy Hughes or her son Alfred C.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Black Lives Matter Network - Pacific Standard

Liggins III named in recent headlines about Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri. James Baldwin How to Cool It - James Baldwin 1968 Freddie Gray Riots. Q. But if industry and government seriously planned job-training programs, and the unions opened up? Baltimore: What Hasn’t Changed by Steven H. Wright. Amid a national epidemic of violence involving police officers and unarmed young black men, the city of Baltimore’s swift prosecution of six police in the alleged murder of Freddie Gray has been seen as a glimmer of hope. Following controversial grand jury decisions not to indict police in similar cases in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York, as well as a prosecutor’s decision not to pursue charges in Madison, Wisconsin, trust in the criminal justice system among African Americans seemed to have reached new lows.

Recent polls suggest as many as 8 in 10 believe that police have different standards based on race; nearly 7 in 10 hold similar beliefs about the courts. By contrast, many have perceived the dramatic decision by Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby to charge six officers in Gray’s death—charges since upheld by a grand jury—as a new resolve to restore faith in the law. PODCAST: Thurgood Marshall on race, police and chokeholds - DecodeDC Story. It was the early morning hours of Oct. 6, 1976. Adolph Lyons, a 24-year-old African-American, was driving through Los Angeles with a broken taillight. Two LAPD officers in a squad car pulled Lyons over, and approached with their pistols drawn. Trayvon Martin Family Interview - Trayvon Martin Aftermath. Published in the December 2012 issue He wanted something sweet, he wanted to get out of the apartment for a while.

He slid open the glass door of the patio and slipped out into the steamy Florida twilight, an ordinary thing on an ordinary night. Trayvon Martin was three weeks past seventeen that day, which was the day a stranger named George Zimmerman shot him through the heart. He was growing so fast, he'd stretched out like a rubber band, 158 pounds on a five-eleven frame, so long and thin everyone teased him: Boy, you too skinny to take a breath. He was wearing the hoodie he always wore, lost in his music like he always was. Don't you ever talk? Trayvon would just grin. Injustice at the Intersection. On April 10, 2010, four-year-old A.J. Newman was killed just steps from his home.

Along with his mother and two sisters, he was trying to get back to his apartment building from a bus stop on the far side of a five-lane highway. As they waited on a narrow concrete median, A.J. broke loose from Raquel Nelson’s hand, following the lead of his older sister, who took advantage of a short break in traffic to dash across the road. A drunk driver struck him dead before his mother’s eyes. Border City Blues. As episodes of police violence and community response continue to accumulate, it is important to note their geography and their history. The Legacy Of The Charleston Pastor Killed In Last Night's Shooting. Black Lives Matter in South Carolina.

Editors’ note: This article is part of a special section on American Movements from our forthcoming summer issue, which went to press before last week’s murder of nine black congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. When intellectuals and pundits talk about race in America, the South takes on a dual role. Dark Matters by Simone Browne. The American Ritual of Racial Killings. What strikes me most about the recent videos of black men dying and dying and dying is the repetition. Essential Reading On The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina scenes overlaid. Hurricane Katrina 10 years on. Wright Thompson on life, loss and renewal in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. Editor's note: This story contains mature language. By the Numbers: Every President Since Eisenhower Has Taken Executive Action on Immigration. SOURCE: AP/Evan Vucci President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University, October 2014. N.O. lawyer transforms Whitney Plantation into powerful slavery museum. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam: Eve Arnold’s Quietly Powerful Portraits. A Lost Story of Segregated America From LIFE's First Black Photographer. 4 Ideas That Could Begin to Reform the Criminal Justice System and Improve Police-Community Relations. This is White History. The-racist-origins-of-felon-disenfranchisement. So-Called ‘Cultural War’ Issues Are Really About Justice. Voting Rights: The Court Takes a Page from 1883.

The world map and Eurocentrism - Gall- Peters... The Inside Story Of The Harvard Dissertation That Became Too Racist For Heritage. American Experience. DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977. Dashiell Hammett: One of the Most Influential American Writers of His Time. The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killers. Family Can Be Murder: the Hatfields and the McCoys. Dutch Schultz and The American Dream. Why Paul Bergrin Was the Baddest Lawyer in the History of New Jersey.

Jonathan Lebed's Extracurricular Activities. The Mastermind — Atavist. Secret Lesbians — 19th Century Queer Couples 1. 1891 – Photo by... Marsha P. Johnson (1944 - 1992) activist, drag mother. The U.S. LGBTQ History Sites That We Should Preserve - Preservation Watch. Suzanna Reiss, "We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire" (U of California Press, 2014) 12 Great Articles about Drugs. War on Drugs, 1969: Photos From U.S. Customs’ ‘Operation Intercept’ Federal Appeals Court: Drug Sentencing Disparity Is Intentional Racial 'Subjugation'

Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda - James Hamblin. How to Deter Anti-Abortion Terrorism. Church Shootings Happen Often Enough That There's a National Church Shooting Database - Pacific Standard. 84 Sobering Facts about Shooting Deaths and Gun Control.