Category Archives: History

Congolese Economics

Editor’s Note: This excerpt comes from David von Reybrouck’s Congo: The Epic History of a People. Nothing that follows in Reybrouck’s account comes as any surprise to me. I’ve studied the DRC for years and I am already familiar with … Continue reading

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The Simba Rebellion

We’re now several years into independence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Mama Lungeni saw the rebels come to town. In early August of 1964 they took Stanleyville. The stronghold of Lumumba and Gizenga was theirs once more. They went … Continue reading

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Congo’s Independence

I’m getting to the good part now in this massive book on the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo … first, this is the state of the country when the Belgians left after 75 years of colonialism: “The first … 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: Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later

If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend watching the HBO documentary “Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later.” Fifty years after President Eisenhower used the 101st Airborne Division to integrate Central High School in Little Rock in 1957, two … Continue reading

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Little Rock Central High School: 57 Years Later, A Blighted Ghetto

While we were in Little Rock last weekend, several members of our group went to check out Central High School, which was at the center of the 1957 integration crisis. The integration of Central High by President Eisenhower – who … Continue reading

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Poor Mark Patrick George

Here’s the latest wrinkle in the campaign against Confederate monuments in Georgia: “The Valdosta State University professor who recently called for ending all state Confederate memorials says the school – under pressure by officials – retaliated by closing his email … Continue reading

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If The South Was Right, Then Why Are There Rainbow Confederates?

Dr. Michael Hill has addressed the Rainbow Confederates in a new essay on the League of the South website: “Could there be any victory more complete than to have the descendants of one’s own defeated foes embrace the victor’s principles … Continue reading

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The Impoverishment of Appalachia

Here’s a critical passage from John Alexander Williams’ Appalachia: A History which explains how Appalachia, regardless of whether its people fought for the Union or the Confederacy, suffered a crushing defeat in the “Civil War,” which led to the subsequent … 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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