Category: History

Connie Hassett-Walker: The racist roots of American policing

From slave patrols to traffic stops

Joshua Specht: How Beef Changed America

Exploitation and predatory pricing drove the transformation of the US beef industry – and created the model for modern agribusiness

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Patrick Cockburn: Britain’s legacy is not benign

The Cambridge slavery inquiry will show we have plenty to feel guilty for

Lucinda Grinnell: 100 Years After Women’s Suffrage in Latin America

How Latin American suffrage in the early 20th century shaped transnational feminist activism today

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Cal Winslow: Labor’s Spectacular Revolt

On February 6, 1919, Seattle’s workers struck—all of them. In doing so they took control of the city

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Ron Daniels: African Diaspora Rising


The Year of the Door of Return to Africa

Danny Sjursen: America Is Exceptional—in All the Wrong Ways

Only a country that truly, deeply believes in its own special mission could repeat the hideous policies of the 1980s and hardly notice

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Juan Cole: No, Fox’s Katie Pavlich, the US wasn’t the First to Abolish Slavery

Fox Cable News’ Katie Pavlich asserted Tuesday, “They keep blaming America for slavery, but the truth is that throughout human history slavery has existed. America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.” There are so many things wrong with this assertion that you Read more…

Lawrence Wu: How The CIA Overthrew Iran’s Democracy In 4 Days

Over the course of four days in August 1953, Roosevelt would orchestrate not one, but two attempts to destabilize the government of Iran

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Cal Winslow: Labor’s Most Spectacular Revolt

Seattle General Strike

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