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Farewell to Manzanar, by Jean Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. New York; Bantam Books, 1995. ISBN: 0-553-27258-6.



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The true story of a young Japanese immigrant who is forced to leave her home and live in Manzanar, a World War II relocation camp. 567 more words


“The Plan Keeps Coming Up Again”: Conspiracy Theories, Policing 1970 D.C., and Creating Model Neighborhoods in Model Cities (Best of UHA, Part 4)

Today’s post wraps up our coverage of the Urban History Association’s Seventh Biennial Conference in Philadelphia.  You can find overviews of other great panels on everything from “cartographies of protest” in Boston to the Mafia-like dark arts of the PTA… 3,555 more words


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The Tropics of Meta has published an article exploring how D.C.'s harsh reality during the 1960s-70s gave birth to numerous conspiracy theories within the African American community. Kwame Holmes's recent presentation at the Urban History Association Conference titled “Paranoia as Prescience: The Plan, Black Conspiracy Theory and the History of Black Displacement in a Post-Civil Rights Chocolate City” essentially inspired this post on D.C. Brown's presentation described "The Plan," a conspiracy theory promoted by D.C.'s African Americans who believed that whites sought to dramatically reduce the city's African American population and replace them with middle class whites. The article explains how policy decisions made by Congress and D.C. political elite gave rise to this potentially justified paranoia. Check out their post.

Book Review: The Killer Angels

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, are you looking for a good book with which to curl up and be cozy?  if so, Sohailah, an… 854 more words

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Christian Story: Plan of Jesus is Liberty

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The Cause of Our Redeemer

The tyrants and antichrists of the world will not prevail against God’s plan. But liberty and our salvation are not maintained by default.

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In Search of the Haunted Tombstone

50 years ago this October several of my friends and I went in search of a haunted tombstone.

It was October 1964 and we were juniors at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. 756 more words

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Lizbeth Cohen, Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939

Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by LIzabeth Cohen, is one of the most original, detailed, and nuanced works of social history I have ever read. 558 more words

Book Review

Linda Gordon: The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

Contemporary historians tend to be quite aware that identities are complicated, contingent, and important. Just as they have traced evolving definitions of terms such as “dependence”, scholars have traced how racial, gender, and religious identities take on radically different saliences and meanings depending on the context. 266 more words

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