BLOGROLL: Weber on Prison Records from US Colonial Rule in the Philippines – Archive Journal

Benjamin D. Weber on the prison records from the first decade of US colonial rule in the Philippines from 1902-1912:

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AUDIO: LeFlouria on Black Women Convict Laborers in the New South

Talitha LeFlouria on Working History, the Southern Labor Studies Association podcast, discusses convict labor in the U.S. South:

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ARTICLE: Webb on Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court

Webb, Lindsey. “Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court.” SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, September 28, 2016.

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DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: John W. Anderson’s Kentucky Slave Pen

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center posted a digital exhibit, “A Slave Pen’s Journey, 1832-34,” on domestic slave trader John W. Anderson’s Kentucky slave pen.

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Millward on the DOJ Report on Baltimore and the African-American Freedom Struggle

Arrival of freedmen and their families at Baltimore, Maryland – an everyday scene. Library of Congress/Frank Leslie

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AUDIO: Kelley on Michael Brown And Dred Scott | Here & Now

Demonstrators display signs during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm. AFP PHOTO / Michael B. Thomas        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators display signs during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm. AFP PHOTO / Michael B. Thomas (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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.

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