by AndrewMc | 6/20/2009 07:27:00 AM
On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas, received word of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Local celebrations of that day have evolved into a national remembrance of every "drop of blood drawn with the lash."

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Use this as an open thread.

[Update] (by Jeremy): Our former contributor Gene Keyes (Esperanto42) sends us a historically-oriented critique of world maps by Buckminster Fuller and B.J.S. Cahill. A bit inside-baseball, but fascinating if you love maps.

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Blogger AndrewMc on 6/20/2009 8:25 AM:

Ha. I lost a day here.

What a week. I'm in the middle of two Teaching American History Grants that have me teaching from about 8:30am until 4pm. And I'm trying desperately to finish a book project before July 1.

Result? I thought today was the 19th. Yeeesh.


Blogger Unknown on 6/20/2009 12:40 PM:

You know, I thought so too.


Blogger idiosynchronic on 6/20/2009 4:38 PM:

Great article from RH Reality Check, which I picked up from a Twitter by Amanda Marcotte. The article postulates that the anti-abortion Right arose from angry and disaffected racial segregationists.