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White Supremacy Has Always Been Mainstream

“Very fine people”—fathers, husbands, and sons, as well as mothers, wives, and daughters—have always been central to the work of white supremacy.

Lady Soul Singing it Like It Is

In 1968, Time Magazine searched for the elusive definition of "soul."


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Making the Movies Un-American

How Hollywood tried to fight fascism and ended up blacklisting suspected Communists.

He Was Hanged For Helping Slaves Rebel. Now Norwich Officials Are Asking Virginia For A Pardon.

A pardon request for Aaron Dwight Stevens argues that slavery-related crimes are null.

Going to Graceland

The makers of the documentary “The King” turn to Elvis Presley to understand something about the state of the country.

The Logic of Militant Democracy

From domestic concentration camps to the war on terror.
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Today’s Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History

Rebels in the post-Civil War South perfected the art of excluding voters, but it was yankees in the North who developed the script.

The Complicated Fight Over Walt Whitman's Sole Surviving NYC Home

A somewhat neglected vinyl-sided house is now at the center of a literary legacy battle.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Hid Out in a Tiny Vermont Village

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's best work was done in isolation, a long way from Soviet Russia.

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