Benjamin D. Weber on the prison records from the first decade of US colonial rule in the Philippines from 1902-1912:
Talitha LeFlouria on Working History, the Southern Labor Studies Association podcast, discusses convict labor in the U.S. South:
Jessica Millward writes: Continue reading “Millward on the DOJ Report on Baltimore and the African-American Freedom Struggle”
Simone Browne, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham: Duke University Press , 2015.
via Here & Now:
There have been violent protests against the police in Ferguson, Missouri, for more than a week, since police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.
An African-American professor watching the situation sees a link between what’s happening in Missouri today and what happened in the state in the 1800s when it was at the center of the national debate and divide over slavery.
Blair Kelley, who teaches history at North Carolina State University, finds parallels between Michael Brown and Dred Scott, a slave who sued for his freedom and ultimately lost his case in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857.