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Dark Matters by Simone Browne Home/IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses US History Presentation US History Colonial America (1690 - 1754) The Early Republic (1754 - 1837) The Crisis of the Republic (1837 - 1877) Wealth, Innovation, and World Power (1877 - 1913) Into the American Century (1913 - 1945) America as a Superpower (1945 - 2001) Hope, Adversity and Challenges for the New Century (2001 - 2009) Warning: this section of the book should not be used for academic studies because it deals in events that are too recent for "historical perspective". Appendices Keywords (People, events, etc) Related Wikibooks The Annotated Constitution of the United States Related Wikipedia articles External links

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. 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. During times like these, it’s part of our jobs as historians to acknowledge that different types of violence have specific meanings that change over time. And so Juntoists have compiled a bibliography for our mutual education. Alexander, Michelle.

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A People's History of the United States The Note: This great book should really be read by everyone. It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both teaches and inspires. You really just have to read it. The disclaimer: This version is made from OCR. The Junto « A Group Blog on Early American History National Archives and Records Administration - The place for original historical documents onlin The American Ritual of Racial Killings What strikes me most about the recent videos of black men dying and dying and dying is the repetition. They all seem familiar—as in: We’ve heard it before, and before, and then well before even that. The scenes splashed across the news have become almost ritualistic, prayerful; they have a narrative potency that seems to move of its own accord, an agency exceeding that of the humans involved, whether police or suspects, victims or bystanders. We all know the words, we all sing along. In North Charleston, South Carolina, the death of Walter Scott began with a litany like so many before it: He reached for my weapon, a struggle ensued, I feared for my life, the weapon discharged. The counternarrative, the recall and response, was provided by a passerby who captured the now-viral video of the killing on his cellphone. As Baltimore is rocked in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, our collective riot-song has been cranked up to full volume: They’re out of control! It was an accident, he said.

New Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration The Origins of Electricity, Tesla vs. Edison More Infographics on Good How to Deter Anti-Abortion Terrorism On Friday, a gunman killed two civilians and one police officer at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. The shooting renewed attention to domestic terrorism targeting abortion and reproductive health clinics, as news media reported the shooter said, "No more baby parts" while being arrested. (Officials are still investigating the gunman's motive.) A good number of clinics—nearly one in five, in 2014—report being targeted for bombing, arson, doctor stalking, and other forms of severe violence every year. Here are five things we know from research into clinic shooters, bombers, and arsonists, including how to deter them: One study, based on data from 2000, tried to determine what characteristics in a given state made its clinics more likely to be targets of violence. None of the characteristics researchers studied helped explain acts of major violence, including bombing, arson, and death threats. What stopped the anti-abortion terrorists?

Three Men Who Shot Black Lives Matter Protesters Emerged From Internet’s Racist Swamps Talk of 'dindus' dominates rant. 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. “We are on our way, we’re going to knock this shit out,” said the driver.