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This is the grave of Arthur Ashe. Born in 1943 in Richmond to a working-class family, Ashe’s childhood was a little rough. His mom died from pregnancy complications when he was a child. His father worked in the city’s recreation department, which in the 1940s in Virginia meant he was doing manual labor for poverty […]
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Michelle Goldberg — currently the most valuable pundit at an elite American news publication — reminds us of this classic moment of kidding on the square: But that doesn’t explain why, for example, Speaker Paul Ryan, a Russia hawk who is retiring in January, allowed his party to torpedo the House Intelligence Committee investigation into […]
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White Southern Elite Power

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On July 20, 2018
The historian Keri Leigh Merritt has an essay in The Bitter Southerner, always a good site to read, that discusses the ways that elite whites used power over poor whites to ensure that they did not unite with African-Americans in the immediately pre-Civil War period. This is an interesting thing to consider in tandem with […]
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This is the grave of the traitor J.E.B. Stuart. James Ewell Brown Stuart was born in 1833 on a plantation near the Virginia-North Carolina border. His family had long political and military connections within the Virginia elite. He wanted to be in the military very badly, as was so common among the southern elite. He […]
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