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Though his health was declining rapidly, newspaper accounts of the proslavery speeches in the House roused him for one final appearance in print. Under the pseudonym “Historicus,” he published a parody of the speech delivered by James Jackson of Georgia.
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The prison industrial complex is large and growing. Prison building and expansion projects generate trade exhibitions, mail-order/Internet catalogues, and direct advertising campaigns that seek to engage architects, construction firms, investors, food, landscaping and plumbing supply companies, and other firms that specialise in fixtures and fittings for large industrial building. 1,022 more words
Premio LAJSA 2017:
Stephen Silverstein, The Merchant of Havana: The Jew in the Cuban Abolitionist Archive (Vanderbilt University Press, 2016)
In The Merchant of Havana, Stephen Silverstein carries out a fascinating and original intersectional analysis that shows how anti-Semitic ideology and racist ideology came together in 19th century Cuba. 293 more words
Henry David Thoreau is the American philosopher and writer best known for two books, On Walden Pond and Civil Disobedience.
The first is about simplifying your life so as to find what it’s really all about, the second promotes breaking the law in protest when the state does wrong (think Martin Luther King in the Birmingham jail). 262 more words