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Review: A History of Appalachia

July 30, 2014 // 6 Comments

Richard B. Drake, 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. [...]

Haiti Debate

January 14, 2014 // 30 Comments

Caribbean Sea Over at Crossroads, I am explaining in the comment section why Haiti evolved into Haiti, and why Haiti is so much worse off today than any other Caribbean [...]

Jewish Confederates

June 5, 2013 // 46 Comments

CSA In the antebellum era, Jews were more likely than Gentiles to own slaves and were disproportionately involved in the slave trade. Jews went along with the racial norms of [...]

Southern Jews and Reconstruction

June 5, 2013 // 81 Comments

Dixie Here’s another fascinating excerpt from Fight Against Fear: Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights on how southern Jews reacted to the demise of the Confederacy and [...]

Review: Lincoln (2012)

December 16, 2012 // 19 Comments

Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” (2012) District of Corruption Is there anything new to say about Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln? In my opinion, Lincoln is [...]

Slavery Myths: Life Expectancy

October 15, 2012 // 72 Comments

American South Here’s the average life expectancy at birth for American slaves in 1850 compared to the life expectancy of various “free” populations around [...]

The Modernization of Slavery

October 12, 2012 // 30 Comments

Chattel slavery wasn't on its deathbed in 1860 CSA, 1890 AD Andrew Hamilton has another excellent article on the Confederacy at Counter-Currents. While I mostly agree [...]

OD’s Indictment

September 28, 2012 // 40 Comments

Behold the triumph of freedom in Jamaica British West Indies In preparation for writing OD’s first book, Shattering The Golden Circle: The Failure of Free Society in [...]

Linder on Slavery

September 24, 2012 // 109 Comments

VNN Forum Alex Linder writes: “It’s one thing to make intellectual arguments for slavery, that’s worth doing for a number of reasons, but it is clear that [...]
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