A widely held or quoted belief about past events.

June 2018

James Allen, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America (2000).

By | June 5th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Lynching images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better. [...]

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May 2018

Eric Foner, A Short History of Reconstruction (2015).

By | May 23rd, 2018|Bookshelf|

This masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

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Otto von Bismark, “Laws are like sausages. It’s is best not to see them being made.” Quote or No Quote?

By | May 1st, 2018|Quote or No Quote|

Politics is a messy business, even in the best of times, and especially in the worst of times. Many people console themselves with this reality by quoting Otto von Bismarck, the 19th century Prussian [...]

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April 2018