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Historians Expose Early Scientists’ Debt to the Slave Trade

Sam Kean Science Magazine
By examining scientific papers, correspondence between naturalists, and the records of slaving companies, historians are now seeing new connections between science and slavery and piecing together just how deeply intertwined they were.

Lessons of Abolitionism for the Green New Deal

James Brewer Stewart History News Network
How can one claim that the Green New Dealers actually have history on their side, given the power of the forces arrayed against them? Consider the history of abolitionists, who demanded the immediate and total abolition of slavery.

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Women and the Cuban Insurrection

Jennifer Triplett H-LatAm (Humanities and Social Sciences Online)
This study "is a thoroughly engaging and much-needed contribution to a gendered understanding of the Cuban Revolution in particular and of armed conflict in general," says reviewer Triplett.

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Was Eric Hobsbawm a dangerous Communist?

Richard J. Evans The Guardian
In this essay, the author of a new biography of Hobsbawm, the famous Marxist historian, gives us a brief assessment of British Communist writer's life and work.

The Revolt in the Trenches

Jana Tsoneva Jacobin
One year after the Bolsheviks ended Russia’s participation in World War I, revolutionary soldiers in Bulgaria forced their government to do the same.

First as Farce, Then as Tragedy

Manisha Sinha Jacobin Magazine
Donald Trump wants to destroy the 14th Amendment's guarantee of birthright citizenship. But before he sought to eliminate it outright, his elite predecessors mangled, misread, and misused the amendment in the service of capital.
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