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Abolition and Racial Equality

December 20, 2013 // 10 Comments

New England Here’s an excerpt below from Paul Goodman’s Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality. I’m really enjoying this book. There [...]

Polling Data on Northern Racial Attitudes

December 9, 2013 // 6 Comments

American North Here’s another excerpt from Sweet Land of Liberty on the shift in White Northern racial attitudes after World War II: “The struggle over equality [...]

Jews and Northern Integration

November 29, 2013 // 12 Comments

Morris Milgram, interracial housing pioneer American North As I said in the OD comments, there’s no shortage of discussion of the Jewish Question in Thomas [...]

Northern State Civil Rights Laws

November 13, 2013 // 55 Comments

American North Here’s an interesting excerpt from Sweet Land of Liberty about the North’s civil rights laws at the state level: “What made northern racial [...]

Northern Fair Employment Practice Laws

November 6, 2013 // 52 Comments

American North Until I read this, I had been disappointed that Thomas J. Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty was ignoring the passage of civil rights legislation at the [...]

Quakers and Civil Rights

November 6, 2013 // 93 Comments

American North Skipping ahead in Sweet Land of Liberty, I see the Jews and their allies are covered at some length: “A small, dissenting denomination, the Quakers were [...]

Sweet Land of Liberty

November 4, 2013 // 148 Comments

Thomas J. Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty American North I bought this book on sale last month when I was in St. Louis. It is about the forgotten history of the Civil [...]

Rivers of Blood: The Maine Connection

September 24, 2013 // 47 Comments

Somali women and their children walk through downtown Lewiston, Maine. Maine While the League of the South is focused on Southern Demographic Displacement in Middle [...]

Review: America Aflame

January 25, 2013 // 160 Comments

David Goldfield’s, “America Aflame: How The Civil War Created a Nation” United States, 1834-1876 David Goldfield’s America Aflame: How The Civil War [...]

The Lincoln Catechism

January 15, 2013 // 17 Comments

New York, 1864 This is a great find: BRA as imagined by Northern Democrats in 1864. Lesson The First I. What is the Constitution? A compact with hell – now obsolete. [...]

The Miscegenation Ball

January 15, 2013 // 11 Comments

New York, 1864 H/T Ta-Nehisi Coates The text reads: “The Miscegenation Ball at the Headquarters of the Lincoln Central Campaign Club, Corner of Broadway and Twenty [...]

Northern Honor vs. Southern Honor

December 29, 2012 // 108 Comments

United States, 1850 Great stuff … it sheds light on the 313Chris vs. Stonelifter feud. Southern honor: Welcome back to our series on manly honor. Today we tackle [...]

A Historic Election

November 8, 2012 // 55 Comments

American North We’ve been so obsessed with Obama’s reelection by White Yankees that we haven’t taken a look at the other big news out of the Northern states [...]