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Oregon: The Failed White Republic

January 23, 2015 // 26 Comments

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, [...]

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. [...]

The Southernization of ‘La Florida’

January 7, 2014 // 11 Comments

The Southernization of La Florida, 1763-1861 Florida Why do we consider Florida a Southern state? What exactly is ‘Southern’ about Florida? If White Southerners [...]

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 [...]

The Strange Career of Solomon Blatt

June 4, 2013 // 90 Comments

As Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Solomon Blatt opposed integration for thirty years South Carolina Here’s an excerpt from Clive Webb’s [...]

Review: Dividing Lines (Birmingham)

May 8, 2013 // 23 Comments

Review: Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma Alabama Exactly 50 years ago, the Birmingham business [...]

Joe Biden Visits Selma’s Magic Bridge

March 12, 2013 // 122 Comments

Alabama The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma has made the news again: “Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. [...]

Joshua Giddings on the South

December 24, 2012 // 10 Comments

Ohio In light of John Bonaccorsi’s comments in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates thread, I will share another excerpt from America Aflame: How The Civil War Created a Nation: [...]

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 [...]
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