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Chattel Slavery, Peonage, and Labor Under Capitalism

In a class I am taking that focuses on constitutional law, we have spent the first two weeks focusing on state action and consequentially the Fourteenth Amendment, from the initial limitations prescribed by the Civil Rights Cases in 1883 to the synthesis of the Edmonson-Lugar rule, which defines when private conduct constitutes state action (in the Edmonson case, this involved a private corporation being sued for personal injury damages using peremptory challenges to get ride of two Black people from the jury. 1,265 more words

Constitutional Law

The Negro Problem - Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement has taken on a life of its own. The support – and opposition to BLM has been passionate and should not be surprising. 563 more words

Point Of View Columns

How Christopher Hitchens Became an American Citizen (Or, a Case Study in the Need for Immigration Reform)

“The American bureaucracy very swiftly overcompensates for any bright-eyed immigrant delusions. Nihil humanum a me alienum puto, said the Roman poet Terence: ‘Nothing human is alien to me.’ The slogan of the old Immigration and Naturalization Service could have been the reverse: To us, no aliens are human. 805 more words

Politics

The Slave Market (Snippets 23)

In 1829 Captain Basil Hall published a journal in 3 volumes of his tour of America, Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828… 469 more words

19th Century

Andrew Johnson's Presidential Restoration Plan

May 29, 1865 – President Andrew Johnson issued two proclamations designed to continue former President Abraham Lincoln’s plan to restore the Confederates states to the U.S. 865 more words

Abraham Lincoln

The War This Week: Apr 20-26, 1865

Thursday, April 20

The Arkansas state legislature ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

Former Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee wrote from Richmond to President Jefferson Davis… 588 more words

Jefferson Davis

The Civil War This Week: Apr 20-26, 1865

Thursday, April 20

The Arkansas state legislature ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

Former Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee wrote from Richmond to President Jefferson Davis… 560 more words

Politics