How The Civil War Divided Native American Nations

The American Civil War wasn’t just a conflict between citizens of the Union and the Confederacy. Spilling over into Indian Territory, on the western frontier of the war, it profoundly divided tribal nations, communities and families. An estimated 20,000 Indian...

Has Bibi Boxed Biden In On Iran?

If Israel, as is universally believed and has not been denied, was behind the assassination of Iran's leading nuclear scientist, questions arise: Why would the Israelis kill him? And why would they do it now? The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, it is conceded, was a...

News From Around the South 11/23 to 11/30

ARKANSAS: Confederate Monument Stays on Historic List During Transition BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The National Register of Historic Places has approved moving the Confederate monument to its new home at James H. Berry Park, according to a news release. The announcement...

When The Enslaved Went South

In the four decades before the Civil War, an estimated several thousand enslaved people escaped from the south-central United States to Mexico. Some received help—from free Black people, ship captains, Mexicans, Germans, preachers, mail riders, and, according to one...

Discrimination And Prejudice

Some of the confusion in thinking about matters of race stems from the ambiguity in the terms that we use. I am going to take a stab at suggesting operational definitions for a couple terms in our discussion of race. Good analytical thinking requires that we do not...

News From Around the South 11/16 to 11/23

KENTUCKY: Committee Approves Resolution for Monument Relocation The Monument Relocation Committee’s final meeting ended with unanimous approval for a resolution including two recommendations for the new home of the Confederate Monument. Daviess County Fiscal Court...

Here We Go Again

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because the law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an...

Forsaken History: Charleston’s Neglected Racial Past

This story, seldom told, begins at a wharf reaching hungrily toward the sea. But not Gadsden’s Wharf or any that you’ve likely heard of. William Rhett’s wharf Source: Mapbox | Brandon Lockett | The Post and Courier Instead, it opens at Col. William Rhett’s wharf,...

Beijing Sends Biden A Warning

Because of Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden thundered during the campaign, the U.S. "is more isolated in the world than we've ever been ... America First has made America alone." Biden promised to repair relations with America's allies. And he appears to have...

News From Around the South 11/9 to 11/16

SOUTH CAROLINA: Calls Grow to Change University Buildings Named After Segregationists University of South Carolina faculty and alumni continue to push for the school to remove the names of segregationists or those who benefited from slavery from its buildings. The...

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