Letters and Politics

Baltimore ’68, the History of the word ‘Thug,’ and the life of Ada Lovelace

Megan Garber, staff writer at the Atlantic. Her most recent piece is The History of ‘Thug’ : The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet.

Elizabeth Nix, assistant professor of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies at the University of Baltimore and co-author of the book Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City.

And Sydney Padua, animator and cartoonist and author of the new book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer.

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