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Our Fragile Past

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On January 31, 2020
The fight to protect our past, in terms of having archives and preserving places, is a tenuous and hard one. It doesn’t get better when the Trump administration decides to close the National Archives office in Seattle and sell the property so that Mick Mulvaney and Grover Norquist can get a high. We had another […]
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What a racial paradise. The cars came one by one, down a gravel road and through a cotton field, to the edge of the Tallahatchie River and the spot where, 64 years ago, historians believe Emmett Till’s lifeless body was pulled from the river. The vehicles carried Till’s relatives, including a cousin, community leaders, the […]
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The White Minnesota Freak Out

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On April 29, 2019
“Minnesota Nice” also means Minnesota White and when that whiteness gets challenged, the nice goes away. Right now, right-wing whites in Minnesota are freaking out over new interpretations of the past. First, we have Fort Snelling. This is a fascinating place. Locate where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet, it was not only the site […]
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Rename Lane County

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On August 11, 2016
Above: Joseph Lane From a blogging perspective, this is a really good time for me to be on a research trip with limited internet access and blogging falling down the priority list below basically my three favorite things in the world, all of which I can do better in Oregon than anything else–historical research, beer, […]
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