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Tag: American history

Migration and the End of Empire

Migration and the End of Empire

Peter Heather — However you line up the different factors involved, there’s no doubt that immigration played a major role in the unraveling of the western half of the Roman… READ MORE

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

Sean M. Kelley— You’ve probably never heard of William Vernon, a lifelong resident of Newport, Rhode Island, but he was one of the biggest slave owners in American history. According… READ MORE

Juneteenth Reading List 2023

Juneteenth Reading List 2023

On June 19th, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, enslaved African Americas were the last to hear of the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. Recognized as a federal holiday in the United… READ MORE

From Outlaws to In-Laws

From Outlaws to In-Laws

In Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws, William N. Eskridge and Christopher R. Riano explore the deeply religious, rabidly political, frequently administrative, and pervasively constitutional features of the debate and… READ MORE

God in the Closet

God in the Closet

Anthony T. Kronman— My parents were intelligent atheists. They had a battery of reasons for their disbelief. But as I eventually discovered, their disdain for religion was not the product… READ MORE

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