The Truth About James Loewen
by Ann Banks
HNN blogger Ann Banks writes that a small exchange typified the late James Loewen's insistence on telling the truth about history.
SOURCE: Labor and Working Class History Association
Wishbone of The Good Lord Bird
by Mark Lause
"In the end, The Good Lord Bird spins a worthwhile and entertaining yarn, but each episode starts with the unfortunate and misleading words: 'All of this is true. Most of it happened'."
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Mischievous Irreverence of “The Good Lord Bird”
“The Good Lord Bird” roots for Brown, but it has no patience for hagiography.
John Brown And Abraham Lincoln: Divergent Paths In The Fight To End Slavery (audio)
H.W. Brands discusses his new book "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom" with NPR's Fresh Air.
SOURCE: Confederates in My Closet
Why the White Abolitionist Should Have Listened to the Black Abolitionist
by Ann Banks
In a rave review of the video series The Good Lord Bird, the New York Times proclaimed in its headline “the necessity of John Brown.” As a muse, John Brown is having a moment.
SOURCE: New York Times
‘The Good Lord Bird’ Is Good TV. But Mix Art and Slavery at Your Peril
Critic Carvell Wallace writes of the new television adaptation of James McBride's novel that trying to make entertainment out of the subject matter of slavery is an impossibility in 2020.
The United States Was Late to End Slavery
by Patrick Rael
The story of what it took to finally bring about its demise involves the amazing alliance struck between abolitionists and slaves.
How Democracy Enables Violence
by Allen C. Guelzo
Credit: Wiki Commons.
Smithsonian skeptical over CT first flight claims
The ongoing battle between historians over who was really first in flight was rekindled last week.New research advances the theory that a German immigrant in Connecticut is responsible for the first powered and controlled flight, rather than the Wright brothers in North Carolina.But historians at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are saying not so fast....But Peter Jakab [associate director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum] and his colleagues at the Smithsonian firmly believe that the Wright brothers were the first to fly. There are clear and crisp photos to prove it. And he discounts the numerous newspaper stories about the [Connecticut] flight....
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