Category: History

Matthew Connelly: Erasing History

The National Archives Is Destroying Records About Victims of Trump’s ICE Policies

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Jonathan Cook: The Holocaust, the BBC and antisemitism smears

The connecting thread of that story is not antisemitism. It is white European racism. And the fact that Israel and its supporters have signed up as cheerleaders for that kind of racism makes it no less white and no less racist

David Baker: Review of The Scourge of Neoliberalism: U.S. Economic Policy From Reagan to Trump

The Scourge is a powerful, important book. We ignore it at our peril

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Jack Rasmus: The Scourge of Neoliberalism, Part 2: Trump’s Failing Neoliberal 2.0 Restoration

The new policy mix of the 2020s will be even more aggressive and violent in its implementation and effect than has Trump’s 2.0 failed restoration thus far

Robert Koehler: FBI, King and the tremors of history

That the FBI — the agency that saw King and the civil rights movement as a communist plot, subjected him to merciless surveillance and may have tried to get him to commit suicide — should, 50-plus years after his murder, purport to honor him was simply too much

Tiffany Mitchell Patterson: What everyone should know about Reconstruction

What few history and social studies classes explore is how these changes to the Constitution made it possible for African American men to use their newfound political power to gain representation

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Cal Winslow: The End of the Era: Nineteen Nineteen

The workers’ mood had shifted steadily to the left in the strike wave of the decade just ending, resulting in the growth of class consciousness and little interest in cooperation with employers

Nick Estes: U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West

Indian boarding schools held Native American youth hostage in exchange for land cessions

Jay Reeves: America’s Last Slave Ship Could Offer a Case for Reparations

The discovery of the last ship that brought Africans to the United States as slaves may offer a test case for reparations. Relatives of steamship owner Timothy Meaher, still live in Mobile. So do descendants of the people he enslaved

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Sam Pizzigati: The GM Strike: A Century of Context

In deeply unequal societies, real gains for working people never come easy

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