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On June 30, 1928, Alabama ended the leasing of convicts to mine coal. One of the most controversial practices in southern labor history, this was a significant step toward human and labor rights in a state that too often was actively hostile toward those ideas. But Alabama deserves no credit for it, as it was […]

The Last Slave Ship

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On May 27, 2019

The last ship participating in the trans-Atlantic slave trade to enter American waters has been found and the whole thing is highly fascinating. Last week, all such doubts evaporated. A team of resear

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While we have plenty of essays on last night’s election here already, allow me to make a few additional points. First is the obvious, which is that the Democrats required the ultimate of inside straights to win this election. A despised president combined with an actual pedophile theocrat as the Republican candidate was absolutely necessary. […]
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On July 16, 1931, a white mob murdered the black sharecropper organizer Ralph Gray in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. This murder demonstrated both the very real communist organizing among black sharecroppers in Alabama and the extent that whites would go to keep control of their rural labor force, eight decades after the Civil War. Gray was […]
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Happy Triangle Day!

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On March 25, 2017
Triangle Fire Day is such a happy time. Good thing we have learned so much and we treat our workers with respect, allow them to work in safe workplaces, give them a voice on the job, and generally allow them to live a dignified life, unlike those savage times of the past. “The supply chain […]
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