The Great Depression presented a crisis not only for the U.S. economy, but for American democracy. President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to save the nation’s system of government, and its economic system, while reforming both. What…
Looks like a fascinating new book.
See/hear also, re: deep Northern involvement in slavery, our S2E6, "That's Not Us So We're Clean," and S4E3, "The Cotton Empire."
No US city was involved in the transatlantic slave trade as late as #NYC. The Last Slave Ships left Manhattan in 1862 -- a year into the #CivilWar & more than 50 years after Congress banned the traffic. The main slave traders are identified in this map (p.48 of my book).
I'm really glad that y'all are appreciating the Bonus Ep from S4 of @SceneOnRadio http://www.sceneonradio.org/tag/season-4/
We're not really "hot take" guys & I wanted to make sure it's clear that I DO believe in us and there IS a meaningful way forward. All the more reason to deal with reality.
Appreciate the mention of #SeeingWhite, @AKannapell 🙏@catchatweetdown https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/briefing/japan-skorea-hongkong-iran-china.html?smid=tw-share
If this election cycle has woken you up - you want to dig deeper into our democracy - or you are wondering - WTF got us here?
Give this a listen.
—- Scene on Radio – A Podcast
" Gertrude Perkins is never mentioned in the history books, but she had as much to do with the bus boycott and its creation as anyone on heart."