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Learning about Japanese American internment camps
I don’t usually post reflections in this blog; however, the St. Cloud Times’ article about the Smithsonian exhibit on Japanese Americans that I blogged about the other day got me to thinking about a personal memory—as has the continuing crisis at our (More)
Why a Smithsonian exhibit on Japanese-Americans and World War II is coming to Stearns
The article title appearing on today's St. Cloud Times is "Smithsonian exhibit details an 'injustice': Display tells stories of Japanese Americans' Internment," and the lead describes the personal history of Sally Sudo, now an Edina resident. ST. (More)
Pitts on U.S. racial history articles
Leonard Pitts, Jr., who writes a regular opinion column for the Miami Herald, tweeted about two published pieces yesterday — one his own piece and the other an interesting New York Times' piece. Here are both tweets, which include links to the articl (More)
The 1619 project
The Washington Post begins "The 1619 Project and the far-right fear of history" with this lead: In the summer of 1619, two warships manned by English privateers raided a Portuguese vessel the pirates hoped was brimming with gold. Instead, they f (More)
"The Hopefulness and Hopelessness of 1619"
The Atlantic explores the historical significance of 1619  in "The Hopefulness and Hopelessness of 1619: Marking the 400-year African American struggle to survive and to be free of racism" (More)
The 1619 Project via podcasts
As you see, Ida Bae Wells has announced the first episode of the 1619 podcast. Here's a direct link: More)
honors and shame
221 HONORS. The Honor System: A Comparison Between the U.S. South and the Mediterranean World Plamen Miltenoff, MLIS, Ph.D. Meeting Times & Places 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Wednesdays Mil (More)
etymology of Africa
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History of Syria
Syria: proxy theatre of war Never in the interests of the ordinary citizen The Syrian people’s uprising began as a struggle over social and economic conditions, a fight for democracy in place of repression. Now it has been hijacked by regional an (More)
History of Hungary
Rhymes from Central Europe https://www.neweurope.eu/article/rhymes-from-central-europe/ Norman Stone’s sparkling new book, Hungary: A Short History, is a warning against ignoring history. It pre (More)
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