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Settlement of Asians in the Deep South (1763 – 1882)

Settlement of Asians in the Deep South (1763 – 1882) | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


Governor Powell Clayton of Arkansas observed:


Undoubtedly the underlying motive for this effort to bring in Chinese laborers was to punish the negro for having abandoned the control of his old master, and to regulate the conditions of employment and the scale of wages to be paid him."


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U.S. business leaders always want the lowest cost labor. 


When U.S. unions demanded a living wage with reasonable benefits, instead of complying, businesses moved their manufacturing out of the U.S.

 

Money and manufacturing easily cross borders. However, (im)migration laws make it difficult for people to cross borders. 


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‘White Canada’ and the Evolution of Racism

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In 1907, Vancouver residents initiated a racist riot against the city’s Chinese community. Now, in 2014, current fears about a Chinese “takeover” of Vancouver real estate show the evolving nature of Canadian xenophobia.
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Instrument Of Death

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"... the FBI, had a secret program known as COINTELPRO, short for Counterintelligence Program, used to disrupt the activities of supposed Communist Party in the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. However, their activities had a devastating affect on all black groups working for Civil Rights or black empowerment to include many black leaders.

 

COINTELPRO was discovered in March 1971, when secret files were removed from an FBI office and released to the news media. Freedom of Information requests, lawsuits, and former agents’ public confessions deepened the exposure until a major scandal loomed. To control the damage and re-establish government legitimacy in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate, Congress and the courts compelled the FBI to reveal part of what it had done and to promise it would not do it again."

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A good summary of COINTELPRO. 


Click through to read the whole article. 


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Manila galleons

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Filipinos landed in California at Morro Bay near San Luis Obispo in 1587, 33 years before the Mayflower.


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5 Things You Need to Know about Colorism

5 Things You Need to Know about Colorism | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
As a dark brown woman, I never publicly engage in conversations about complexion and colorism (discrimination based on skin color) because they frustrate me so much. Yet I am often asked random questions…
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Notes towards a glossary for the fifth century

Notes towards a glossary for the fifth century | Community Village World History | Scoop.it

If St Augustine, who lived 1,600 years ago, were to read my last post (put into Latin and Roman numerals, of course), what would he have trouble understanding? At the very least he would get stuck ...

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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

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Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan. In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
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Thank you to Charlotte Roe for posting about this at NDN Impact.


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Amerigo Vespucci

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Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), known as Americus Vespucius in Latin, is the Italian explorer that America is named after. He called it the New World. While Columbus thought he was in the Indies, a part of Asia, Vespucci discovered that South America was not part of Asia at all but a new continent.


He went on at least two voyages (1499-1500 and 1501-1502), maybe as many as four. He sailed for both Spain and Portugal. He explored the coast of South America from Venezuela to Patagonia in Argentina (I am using the present-day names). He was the first Western explorer to see the Amazon and Rio de la Plata. He went as far as 50 degrees south of the equator.


He was looking for a passage to India, thinking that South America was the east coast of Asia. According to Ptolemy and Marco Polo the Asian coast turned west at the Cape of Catigara, at 8.5 degrees south of the equator. From there Vespucci hoped to sail on to Taprobane (Sri Lanka). But the coast went on and on and on, hardly ever turning. This was not Asia but some new continent."


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Watch the US drop 2.5 million tons of bombs in 60 seconds

Watch the US drop 2.5 million tons of bombs in 60 seconds | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
Picturing the deadly legacy of America's secret war in Laos.
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Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press

Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press - Kindle edition by Associated Press, Pete Hamill. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press.
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Notes towards a multiracial history of George Washington

Notes towards a multiracial history of George Washington | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


"Note: I wrote this using roughly equal parts Black, Native and White American sources. Words are colour-coded accordingly. See below for sources.


Hanadaguyus (1732-1799), better known as George Washington, was an American president, general and slave ownerHaving become famous as an Indian killer, he won the nation’s independence from Britain during the so-called American Revolution.


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Philippine-American War

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"Mark Twain: "... we have debauched America's honor and blackened her face before the world. . . And as for a flag for the Philippine Province, it is easily managed. We can have a special one - our States do it: we can have just our usual flag, with the white stripes painted black and the stars replaced by the skull and cross-bones.""

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Jon Stewart has 3 history professors rip apart Fox's Andrew Napolitano's slavery revisionism

Jon Stewart has 3 history professors rip apart Fox's Andrew Napolitano's slavery revisionism | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


"Last night, Jon Stewart invited Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano on the show after ripping him a new one with Larry Wilmore over his revisionist history about Abraham Lincoln and slavery. After interviewing him and not really getting anywhere with him, Jon then treated it like a game show, with three history professors there as the judges to call out Napolitano's revisionist bullshit history. Jon's a comedian, after all, not a historian. So he got actual history professors to bolster his case, and punch holes in Fox's libertarian mouthpiece."


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Kingdom of Hawaii

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"The Kingdom of Hawaii(1810-1893) was what Hawaii was before it fell under American rule.


Native Hawaiians are Polynesians. They arrived in the Hawaiian islands in the time of the Roman Empire, probably from the Marquesas Islands. They knew how to sail across the ocean by the stars – long before Europeans did. They brought bananas, chickens, pigs, dogs, coconuts, taro and breadfruit. The islands already had goats and boars. Another wave of Polynesians came from Tahiti in the 1200s."


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John Brown

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John Brown (1800-1859), a white American abolitionist, was hanged for treason, murder and insurrection after his failed attempt to take over the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry to gain arms for a slave uprising.


Unlike Abraham Lincoln, Brown believed all men were created equal. Unlike George Washington, he fought for the freedom of all Americans, not just for whites.


Frederick Douglass said, “I could live for the slave; John Brown could die for him.”


Ralph Waldo Emerson said after Brown was sentenced to hang that he “will make the gallows glorious like the Cross.”


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human migrations

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Covers:

* Home erectus in Africa and Eurasia
* Neanderthals in West Eurasia
* Homo sapiens in eastern Africa

* The Toba catastrophe

* Europids 
* Negrids 
* Khoisanids - and epicanthic fold


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Mixed Experience History Month: John Punch, first documented slave

Mixed Experience History Month: John Punch, first documented slave | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


"John Punch (mid 1600s)--an African man--served as an indentured servant to a Virginia planter.  


Researchers have concluded that he likely fathered a child with a white woman.  That child, John Bunch, was born in 1637.  In 1640, Punch ran away with two other (white) indentured servants.  All three were caught in Maryland.  The two white men were sentenced to an additional four years to their servitude; Punch was sentenced to a lifetime.


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Click through to read the last two paragraphs of the article. 


This short article speaks volumes!


A big thanks to Heidi Durrow for starting Mixed Experience History Month!


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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - Former Political Prisoner - Dead at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - Former Political Prisoner - Dead at 76 | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


"I wouldn’t give up. No matter that they sentenced me to three life terms in prison. I wouldn’t give up. Just because a jury of 12 misinformed people… found me guilty. And because I was not guilty I refused to act like a guilty person.”
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter"


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Bhagat Singh Thind

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Bhagat Singh Thind(1892-1967), an Indian American spiritual teacher and writer, was denied US citizenship in United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923). The Supreme Court ruled, 9 to 0, that while Thind was arguably Caucasian, he was not white.


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This is an amazing story that should be made into a movie. 


This story paints the picture of one man's personal sovereignty, dignity and persistence vs the twisted thinking of U.S. xenophobia. 


@getgln


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Click through to read the whole article.This story paints the picture of one man's personal sovereignty, dignity and persistence vs the twisted thinking of U.S. xenophobia. An amazing story that should be made into a movie. @getgln
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12 Years a Slave

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“12 Years a Slave” (2013) is a film based on the 1853 book of the same name by Solomon Northup, a free Black American man sold into slavery in the South. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup and Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey. Alfre Woodard appears, briefly, as great as ever. Steve McQueen directs.


It won three Oscars:

  1. Best Supporting Actress(Lupita Nyong’o),
  2. Best Adapted Screenplay(John Ridley) and
  3. Best Picture, the first black-made film to win that award.


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The last 20 minutes of the film, from the soap scene to when Northup is reunited with his family, is one of the best things I have seen in years:"


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The term "America"

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"The name "America" (1507) was first applied to the Americas by Martin Waldseemuller, a German mapmaker, naming it after its Western discoverer, Amerigo Vespucci (Americus Vespucius in Latin)."


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Photos: The Women of the March on Washington

Photos: The Women of the March on Washington | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
For the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights rally, an ode to the women who helped it succeed—and got little recognition for it.
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Basque whalers

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"Basque whalers (fl. 670-1713) hunted whales in the Atlantic Ocean, from Spitsbergen north of Norway to Brazil. They also fished for cod, especially near Newfoundland. It seems they reached the Americas before Columbus."


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J. Marion Sims

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"Dr J. Marion Sims (1813-1883), a White American surgeon, is widely considered to be the father of American gynaecology. He founded Woman's Hospital in New York, the first of its kind in the country..."


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If you read this whole article, it will underscore Dr. Cornel West's quote : "The notion that black people are human beings is a relatively new discovery in the modern west."


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Leonard Wood

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Major General Dr Leonard Wood (1860-1927), an American army doctor and general, was the scourge of the Apaches, leader of the Rough Riders, pet of Theodore Roosevelt and commander of the Moro massacre. He was an American governor of Cuba (1899-1902) and the Philippines (1921-1927).


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