Daily Archives: September 12, 2020

The Six Degrees Of Lil Nas X

From time to time I have commented on the strange career (so far) of Lil Nas X. With his first hit being a strange trap country hybrid that demonstrated his love of games and a fondness for finding strange niches … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free At Last: A Documentary History Of Slavery, Freedom, And The Civil War

Free At Last: A Documentary History Of Slavery, Freedom, And The Civil War, edited by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, And Leslie S. Rowland This was a fascinating book, and reading this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences Of Slavery And Emancipation, edited by Ira Berlin, Mark Favreau, and Steven F. Miller During the 1930’s, an act of oral historiography was undertaken in which a variety of researchers were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hidden In Plain View

Hidden In Plain View: A Secret Story Of Quilts And The Underground Railroad, by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard Race is a freighted topic in contemporary America, and the author decides, rather sensibly in my opinion, to deal … Continue reading

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