Category Archives: American North

“About A Thousand People” Rally Against Illegal Immigration … In Boston, Massachusetts

If you had told me a UFO had landed on the grounds of the Massachusetts state capitol, I would be no less surprised: “BOSTON (CBS)- About a thousand people crowded the front steps of the State House Saturday, rallying against … Continue reading

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Abolition and Racial Equality

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 is a lot of good stuff in here – really, too much to post highlights … Continue reading

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Of One Blood: Abolition and the Origins of Racial Equality

New England My copy arrived this afternoon:

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Polling Data on Northern Racial Attitudes

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 in education had paradoxical effects on whites. On one hand, white attitudes toward school integration … Continue reading

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Jews and Northern Integration

American North As I said in the OD comments, there’s no shortage of discussion of the Jewish Question in Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North. “Even more influential than their local … Continue reading

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Northern Racial Attitudes and Integration

American North Here’s an excerpt from Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North about the shift in White Northern racial attitudes between the 1940s and 1960s: “Survey researcher Paul Sheatsley examined responses … Continue reading

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Northern State Civil Rights Laws

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 barriers so frustrating was that they were sometimes as hard and fast as they were … Continue reading

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Northern Fair Employment Practice Laws

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 state level and the polling data that I had seen in other … Continue reading

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Quakers and Civil Rights

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 out of the American mainstream. More so than any religious group in … Continue reading

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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 Rights Movement in the Northern states. I’ve only read the first two chapters. So far, I … Continue reading

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