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Review: Congo: The Epic History of a People

David van Reybrouck’s Congo: The Epic History of a People is a longwinded narrative that attempts to avoid the pitfalls of “Eurocentrism” in conventional historical accounts by telling the story of the Democratic Republic of Congo through “living witnesses” to its … Continue reading

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Congo’s Mineral Wealth

Here’s an important excerpt from David Van Reybrouck’s new book,  Congo: The Epic History of a People: “Beneath its surface, Congo turned out to conceal a true “geological scandal,” as Cornet put it. It was almost too good to be … Continue reading

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Review: A History of Appalachia

Richard B. Drake’s A History of Appalachia is an excellent introduction to the history and culture of the people of the region. The book can best be described as a scholarly overview of the literature that exists on the subject. … Continue reading

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Review: The City That Bleeds

Maryland I’ve only been through Baltimore once in my life. In August 2010, I had to travel through there on a business trip to Philadelphia. My truck was low on gas and I was forced to stop at a BP … Continue reading

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The City That Bleeds

Maryland Here’s what it says on the back cover: “You’ve seen HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire,” created by former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon. You might even have read his book, “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets,” and … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Haiti’s Bad Press

Haiti Haiti’s Bad Press: Origins, Development, and Consequences by the anthropologist Robert Lawless can be summed up as another one of the “rose-tinted accounts of the civilization and progress of Hayti” mentioned by Sir Spenser St. John. In this case, Lawless … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Haiti and the United States, 1714-1938

Haiti If Haiti’s apologists could ever be bothered to read this old book, they would be sorely disappointed with Ludwell Lee Montague’s Haiti and the United States, 1714-1938. This book destroys the fanciful idea that the United States is responsible … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Hayti, or, The Black Republic

Haiti Even today, Sir Spenser St. John’s Hayti, or, The Black Republic still enjoys a reputation as the most negative book ever written about Haiti. Spenser St. John served as the British consul in Haiti for thirteen years in the 1860s … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: One Island, Two Peoples, Two Histories

Haiti In racialist circles, Jared Diamond is known for his bestselling 1999 book Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies which attempts to explain the rise of Europe and the stagnation of black Africa through environmental determinism. Until recently, … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Where Black Rules White – A Journey Across and About Hayti

Haiti Hesketh Prichard’s Where Black Rules White: A Journey Across and About Hayti is a travelogue written by a British explorer who set out in 1899 to become the first European to cross the interior of Haiti since the defeat of the … Continue reading

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