A landmark history — the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other … Continued


Each week brings another tragic account of the police injuring or killing someone, usually poor and of color.  So shouldn’t we support reforms to make the police more accountable? Alex Vitale has a surprising answer.  The sociologist discusses how liberal police reforms legitimize an illegitimate institution.  He argues instead that the reform we should get … Continued


The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans across America, from the time of the conquistadores to the Early 20th century. The Other Slavery is a key missing chapter of American history. Reséndez offers a startling contemporary … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – April 3, 2017

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, author of the novel, A Thin Bright Line. Based on the (partially imagined) life of her aunt, Lucybelle Bledsoe, the novel weaves McCarthyism, climate change, civil rights and pre-Stonewall gay life into a rich tapestry. The New York Times calls it “an intimate and humane evocation of day-to-day life under inhumane circumstances.” … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – November 7, 2016

Journalist Rose Aguilar with new stories from the encampment at Standing Rock, and Elaine Showalter discusses the fascinating career of poet and feminist activist Julia Ward Howe. Living into her nineties, from the slavery era into the twentieth century, Howe penned the most famous war anthem of all time before becoming a feminist advocate for … Continued


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