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Debating Black Freedom

Robert Greene II Jacobin
Liberator Magazine was one of the most important African American periodicals to be published in the United States during the 1960s. The book under review is the first full-length account of the life and times of this pivotal journal.

Frederick Douglass Railed Against Economic Inequality

Frederick Douglass/Matt Karp Jacobin
The great abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass died 125 years ago. Today, Jacobin publishes never-before-transcribed articles from Frederick Douglass’ Paper denouncing capitalism and economic inequality.

Black Abolitionists Believed in Taking Up Arms

Randal Maurice Jelks Boston Review
Long before the Civil War, black abolitionists shared the consensus that violence would be necessary to end slavery. Unlike their white peers, their arguments were about when and how to use political violence, not if.

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Los Angeles Review of Books
This book is "a radical, genre-defying examination of the lives of 'ordinary' young Black women" in the rapidly urbanizing USA of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, says this reviewer.
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