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Punjabi-American Farmers

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On February 26, 2021
The plight of farmers of color is finally getting a little attention in America. There was a lot of consternation over Biden picking Tom Vilsack to return to Agriculture since his 8 years there in Obama’s administration was marked with him not really caring at all about racism in the nation’s farming system. It’s probably […]
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California and the Apocalypse

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On August 24, 2020
It’s hard to even talk about what is going on in California right now. The West is just going to burn up and dry out. It’s horrifying. But Leah Stokes at least tries to articulate the hellscape. Last week, a heat wave baked the West. In Death Valley, a world record may have been set […]
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Notes from the West

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On October 20, 2019
I have been almost silent from the blog for the last week. The main reason is that I spent that whole week in the West. The proximate reason was to attend the Western History Association conference in Las Vegas. But since I dislike Vegas and because in Italian-dominated Rhode Island, we still get Columbus Day […]
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This is the grave of John Jacob Astor. Johann Jakob Astor was born in 1763 in Walldorf, in what is today Germany. His family was skilled workers and that seemed where he was heading. He moved to England in 1779 to work in his uncle’s instrument factory and then to the United States in 1784 […]
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