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Movie Review: Harriet

Sometimes it can be worthwhile to watch a movie that is not made for you, but judging from the audience at “Harriet” last night at a movie theater in Hillsboro, quite a lot of people are interested in watching movies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Run For It

Run For It:  Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom, by Marcelo D’Salete This is the sort of book that is designed to appeal to contemporary sensibilities of self-hating whites and blacks who want to point to the dignity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kentucky Derby Dreams

Kentucky Derby Dreams:  The Making Of Thoroughbred Champions, by Susan Nusser This book is one of those volumes that takes advantage of a period of access granted to the author by a noted horse farm in Kentucky to provide a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Peculiar Institution

The Peculiar Institution:  Slavery In The Ante-Bellum South, by Kenneth M. Stampp In general I have enjoyed the books I have read by this author and this book is no different.  In writing about slavery and exposing its evils, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Self-Taught

Self-Taught:  African American Education In Slavery And Freedom, Heather Andrea Williams Reading this book made me think of Thomas Sowell, and that is generally a good thing.  The writer of this book had an obvious interest in promoting the agency … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soul By Soul

Soul By Soul:  Life Inside The Antebellum Slave Market, by Walter Johnson Admittedly, the slave market is not what contemporary people tend to think of the most when they think of slavery.  It is easy to think of the plantation, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace:  The Story Of America’s Most Beloved Song, by Steve Turner There are very few songs that are worthy of a book, much less the sort of lovingly crafted and meticulously researched book that this one is, but Amazing … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief History Of The Caribbean

A Brief History Of The Caribbean:  From The Arawak And The Carib To The Present, by Jan Rogozinski The great German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said that it was best not to know how one’s laws and one’s sausages … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Are You Barefoot?

Why Are You Barefoot?, by Dr. Jeff Brodsky, illustrated by Ellie Sullivan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This was another one of those books that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantic

Atlantic:  Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And A Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories, by Simon Winchester In general, this was an enjoyable book to read.  One can get a sense for an author’s preoccupations when one reads … Continue reading

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