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Why We Should Teach The Truth About American History by Patrick Wang

The New York Times conducts an annual student editorial contest.  Following is an entry that argues for the teaching of an unfiltered version of American history. Why We Should Teach The Truth About American History by Patrick Wang , 16…

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Bryan Stevenson Wants the U.S. to Face Its History

In the days leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jaime L of the New York Times interviews Bryan Stevenson about incarceration, American history, and Dr. King.  ” If we had done the work that we should have done…

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Beth Lew-Williams — The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, communities throughout California and the Pacific Northwest harassed, assaulted, and expelled thousands…

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Why I don’t celebrate the 4th of July

Following the Continuing Conversation about Nationalism vs. Patriotism on July 2, Joyce Trotman-Jordan, Not in Our Town board member, wrote the following: I was a freshman in college when I realized for the first time this holiday was not for…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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