In 1805, a remarkable slave rebellion took place — not in the Atlantic, but in the Pacific, and involving an unusual ruse. And it illustrates, argues historian Greg Grandin, something fundamental about freedom and unfreedom in the New World. Grandin examines the historical event, immortalized by Herman Melville, in which insurgent slave leaders maintained a striking … Continued


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Freedom Is a State of Mind….

  Yesterday’s celebration of our nation’s independence from bondage had special meaning for some members of the LGBTQ community.  While last month’s Supreme Court decision, affirming the rights of Same Sex couples to legally marry in all 50 states, punctuated and underscored the notion of personal freedom and liberation for many, some Millennials (folks born … Continued