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On Thomas Nast's 176th Birthday

It’s his art and the way he could say so much in it, with so few words. That’s why I take time to remember Thomas Nast on his 176th birthday… and the fact that Facebook reminded me that, for whatever reason that compelled me at the time, I paid tribute to him on his birthday, back in 2013. 434 more words

American Civil War

Aren't Irish White?

I think it cannot be maintained by any candid person that the African race have ever occupied or do promise ever to occupy any very high place in the human family.

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Sociopolitical

Michele Walfred reblogged this on Illustrating Chinese Exclusion and commented:

An excellent essay on the history of racial attitudes in America. When we discuss "white privilege" today, a term which rankles many white Americans, one can find the origin of that attitude in our nation's immigration history. An excellent recap with a thorough list of citations and quotes! I am proud my work is included.

BLM Wants Reparations -- Irish Americans Are Deserving, too

The Black Lives Matter, officially the Movement for Black Lives, released its platform of six demands this week.  Number two on the list is “reparations for past and continuing harms.”1… 996 more words

History

Cleveland Shirt

Thomas Nast cartoon picturing a Tammany Hall Tiger hampered by Grover Cleveland’s uncompromising honesty and independence from political bosses, 1882.

Jean Pfaelzer - Sat. July 2 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

If you are in the D.C. area celebrating our nation’s independence, take a moment to visit the “On the Move” tent at the Smithsonian Museum to hear Jean Pfaelzer talk about the Chinese experience in 19th century America. 119 more words

Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast from the North Anna River: "On to Richmond"

One of my favorite images of the Civil War comes from the June 18, 1864 issue of Harper’s Weekly. The image, by Thomas Nast, is titled “The Campaign in Virginia—“On to Richmond!” and it accompanied the paper’s coverage of the North Anna phase of the Overland Campaign. 575 more words

Books & Authors

My Letter in The Nation

I know I promised not to post anything else for a while, but this letter, which appears in the May 9-16 2016 issue of The Nation… 205 more words

Paul Blanshard