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  • Immigration and the New Fugitive Slave Laws

    by Manisha Sinha

    The abolitionists’ protests against the fugitive slave laws, which deprived large groups of people of their liberty and criminalized those who offered assistance to them, should be an inspiration in our dismal times.



  • Film airing on PBS recalls city's dark deportation history

    The filming of "Bisbee '17," a documentary about what happened July 12, 1917, was a history lesson for residents recruited to play historical figures in the production filmed exactly 100 years later that weds documentary and collective performance.


  • What to the Refugee Child is the Fourth of July?

    by Ed Simon

    We should revisit Frederick Douglas' famous speech, "What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?" Analyze the rhetoric, the grammar, the syntax, the diction of Douglas’ address, and ask yourself if one iota should be changed in 2019?


  • From "Ghettos" to "Concentration Camps," the Battle over Words

    by Daniel B. Schwartz

    We can and should learn from the Holocaust to fight against racism and dehumanization, mindful of what they can lead to, but we should avoid comparisons that collapse the distance between the Holocaust and current events and result in the trivialization of the former.



  • The Indian Law That Helps Build Walls

    by Maggie Blackhawk

    The Supreme Court’s legal abuse of Native Americans set the stage for America’s poor treatment of many of its vulnerable populations.