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The 19th Century’s 9/11

Marc Steiner The Nation
Long before the 9/11 of 20 years ago, another episode of violence took place on that day in 1851 and portended our nation’s deepest divide.

Where is the State of Emergency?

Aurora Santiago Ortiz NACLA
How do we manage that rage and indignation and re-channel them as something liberatory against systems of oppression, not in a way that reinforces those systems?

Across Prison Walls, I Felt My Parents’ Love

Chesa Boudin The Nation
For Chesa Boudin, his mother and father were radical not for their politics but for the extraordinary lengths they took to parent him while incarcerated.

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The Kidnapping Club

David Rosen New York Journal of Books
As this book shows, writes reviewer Rosen, “the slave trade persisted in New York in the decades before the Civil War because the city was the capital of the Southern slave economy.”
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