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Bob Feldman : Texas Under Mexican Rule

Texas colonizer Stephen F. Austin (with his father, Moses Austin, inset on right). Painting from the Fort Bend Museum / Wikimedia Commons. The hidden history of Texas Part 2: The 1821-1826 years under Mexican rule By Bob Feldman / The … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Under Mexican Rule

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Harry Targ : Lessons from the Underground Railroad

Hariett Tubman leads group to freedom. Art from catsdogs.glogster.Follow the drinking gourd:Lessons from the Underground Railroad By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / July 5, 2011 When the sun comes back,and the first Quail calls,Follow the drinking gourd,For the … finish reading Harry Targ : Lessons from the Underground Railroad

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn

Huck and Jim. Image from Teachers.ash.org.The bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / January 19, 2011 A recent commentary by Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald explained a significant problem with publication of a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn

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Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

Image from photobucket.Texas textbooks:Let’s teach the truth about the Confederacy By Michael Lind / June 2, 2010 ‘Our new government is founded upon… the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man.’ — Alexander Stephens, Vice … finish reading Textbooks and the Confederacy : Teach the Whole Story

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Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

Portrait of a non-person. Image from girloftomorrow.Dred Scott redux:Enemy combatants denied legal standing …once again, 144 years after the Civil War, we have established as the law of the land and the policy of the United States government that whole … finish reading Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

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Rebecca Solnit : Reflections on Fanaticism

John Brown depicted in detail from a mural by John Steuart Curray titled “Tragic Prelude,” in the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.Today’s fanatic, tomorrow’s saint It’s popular to think that the world gets changed by nice people, but the lives … finish reading Rebecca Solnit : Reflections on Fanaticism

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Lincoln: ‘If Slavery Is Not Wrong, Nothing Is Wrong’

RIGHTS: Human Slavery Thriving in the ShadowsBy Mirela Xanthaki / February 13, 2009 “Dora”, a young Mexican woman, was helped by another Mexican woman to cross the U.S. border in the promise of a good job there. She ended up … finish reading Lincoln: ‘If Slavery Is Not Wrong, Nothing Is Wrong’

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Angola : Slavery Haunts America’s Plantation Prisons

Prisoners picking cotton at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Photo by William Albert Allard / National Geographic.‘It’s not even really a metaphor for slavery. Slavery is what’s going on’By Maya Schenwar / August 28, 2008 On an expanse of 18,000 … finish reading Angola : Slavery Haunts America’s Plantation Prisons

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Because I Hate Patriotic Bullshit and Because I Love Revolution

Anheuser-Bush, St. Louis, MissouriMemories of Beer Lovers, Hemp Farmers & Bloody Revolutionby Mike Ely / July 18, 2008 Ok, I admit it. I’m not your usual observer. When I heard that Budweiser had been bought by the Euro-capitalists InBev, I … finish reading Because I Hate Patriotic Bullshit and Because I Love Revolution

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Christian Right Uses Slavery Image to Attack Obama on Abortion!

Image of slavery in Christian Defense Coalition’s literature.Conservative Christian Group Invokes Slavery In Opposing ObamaBy Jake Topper / July 8, 2008 The Christian Defense Coalition held their anti-Obama press conference today — “An Appeal to Catholics Regarding the 2008 Presidential … finish reading Christian Right Uses Slavery Image to Attack Obama on Abortion!

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