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This Land Is Our Land

Raja Shehadeh New York Review of Books
Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

Friday Nite Videos | November 24, 2017

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How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History. Stealing Is Legal! DAMNATION: New Series Trailer. Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever. Tom Lehrer | We Will All Go Together When We Go.

DAMNATION: New Series Trailer

An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, centering on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden (IMDB). On USA channel, premier Nov. 7.

Eduardo Galeano, Monster Wanted

Eduardo Galeano Tom Dispatch
The most dramatic and beautiful of writers who caught history -- the history of continents and of half-forgotten figures who struggled for what truly mattered -- in a unique fashion, in passages of hardly a page or more.

Trump's Arpaio Pardon and Nazi History

Richard E. Frankel History News Network
What message is Trump sending with his pardon of such a man? To this German historian, the implications are ominous.

What I’m Reading: An Interview with Eric Foner

Erik Moshe History News Network
Ernest Renan, the 19th century French historian, said “the historian is the enemy of the nation.” I often ask students, what does he mean by that? What he’s saying is nations are built on myths, historical myths, and then the historian comes along and if he’s doing his job, shatters those myths, and often that makes the historian very unpopular. People like their myths but “myth” is not a good way of understanding how the society developed to where it is today.

The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light

Leila McNeill Smithsonian.com
Morandi went where no woman had gone before, helping to usher in a new understanding of the male body and developing new techniques for examining organs. She also served as the public face of an unusual scientific partnership with her husband, a sculptor and anatomist. However, she was no exception to what has become a common narrative of historical women in science: Despite her achievement and acclaim during her lifetime, her role was ultimately written out of history.

American Slavery: Separating Fact From Myth

Daina Ramey Berry The Conversation
American slavery happened – we are still living with its consequences. I believe we are finally ready to face it, learn about it and acknowledge its significance to American history.
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