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Impeachment | John Oliver. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall | English and Spanish Subtitles. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Opening Statement on Reparations. Our Ignorance About Gravity. When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government.

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When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government

In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens--if not hundreds--of people. For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes.

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Remembering the English Revolution

Daniel Johnson New Politics
A book not only for history buffs but for activists focuses on the Levellers in a history from the bottom-up that tells the story of a revolutionary mid-17th century British radical group that turned its world upside down.

The Case for African American Reparations

Joe R. Feagin The Conversation
Slavery lasted for nearly 250 years. Counting the nearly century-long Jim Crow segregation of African Americans, officially sanctioned racial oppression encompassed more than 80% of U.S. history.

Historians Expose Early Scientists’ Debt to the Slave Trade

Sam Kean Science Magazine
By examining scientific papers, correspondence between naturalists, and the records of slaving companies, historians are now seeing new connections between science and slavery and piecing together just how deeply intertwined they were.

Lessons of Abolitionism for the Green New Deal

James Brewer Stewart History News Network
How can one claim that the Green New Dealers actually have history on their side, given the power of the forces arrayed against them? Consider the history of abolitionists, who demanded the immediate and total abolition of slavery.

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Women and the Cuban Insurrection

Jennifer Triplett H-LatAm (Humanities and Social Sciences Online)
This study "is a thoroughly engaging and much-needed contribution to a gendered understanding of the Cuban Revolution in particular and of armed conflict in general," says reviewer Triplett.
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