The Timeless Child
- Sep 21, 2018
- SL Rez
I do hope Bubba takes up the challenge. That would be fun to see, and, hey! educational, too.Looking at statues isn't, of course, the only way to learn about history.
Reading books is recommended too, or always used to be, and, since we don't actually have many statues of US Civil War generals from either side for me to look at in the UK, that's what I've been doing recently.
Over the last few weeks, I've been reading:
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E Baptist
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
If Bubba (or anyone else, of course) would like to discuss any of them, I would welcome the opportunity.
It's really opened my eyes --I've never before realised what an essential role slavery played, right from the the late C15th onwards, in the original colonisation of America, the development of the US economy and society, the course of US and world history, and the world economy in general, with most of it done on credit issued by European banks like Barings and Rothschilds.
Oh, in case he pulls that "all slaveholders were Democrats" line, here's the debunk.
For the record.
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