Category Archives: History

Free Love To LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM: Sliding Down The Slippery Slope

In the United States, the idea that anyone should be able to fornicate with whoever they want, whenever they want, without interference from the state or the church, or at the risk of social condemnation, was once associated in the … Continue reading

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League of the South To Celebrate Lincoln’s Assassination In Maryland

“That means nigger citizenship. Now, by God, I’ll put him through. That is the last speech he will ever make.” – John Wilkes Booth “After being hunted like a dog through swamps, woods, and … chased by gun boats till … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2015: The Prophecy of Nongqawuse

Now that we are officially in Black History Month 2015, here’s a timely excerpt from Martin Meredith’s new book, The Fortunes of Africa: “After eight frontier wars, Xhosa resistance against white colonial rule was nearly at an end. Often divided … Continue reading

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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

Posted in History, Negroes, Oregon, Race Relations, White Nationalism, White Supremacy, Whiteness | 25 Comments

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

Posted in Americanism, History, Liberalism | 27 Comments

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

Posted in Activism, American South, Dixie, History, Southern Nationalism, Virginia | 9 Comments

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

Posted in History, Negroes, Race Relations | 28 Comments

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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