Category Archives: History

Oregon: The Failed White Republic

Interesting read: “When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to … Continue reading

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The Jew Bill of 1753

Here’s another thought provoking excerpt from Robert Middlekauff’s The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. This excerpt is about the failure of a Jewish naturalization bill in Britain in 1753: “Public measures at the middle of the century afford a variety … Continue reading

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Origins of Americanism: The Radical Whig Tradition

Here’s an important excerpt from Robert Middlekauff’s The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789: “In this environment conventional wisdom came to hold that plots and conspiracies always ruled political action. This had not been an original discovery of the colonists. … Continue reading

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League of the South Participates In Lee-Jackson Day In Lexington, VA

H/T SNN Here’s a write up of the League of the South’s participation in the recent Lee-Jackson Day festivities in Lexington: “League of the South members attended the annual pilgrimage to Lexington Va. Lexington is the final resting place for … Continue reading

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Republicanism and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Since we are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday in the United States, today would be an appropriate occasion to remind everyone here why the Civil Rights Movement emerged victorious in the 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Other Side of The Story

There’s nothing about the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. that I or anyone else in the blogosphere will be sharing this afternoon that can top this article that was published in August 2013 by The Daily Mail. This was the … Continue reading

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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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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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