With a colleague at Leeds Beckett University and a local historian the Lord Mayor of Leeds hosted us today at Leeds Civic Hall where we discussed ways to commemorate the life of abolitionist George D. Thompson. Thompson was the amanuensis for Moses Grandy's narrative of enslavement. Thompson's antislavery work is important to my dissertation research. … Continue reading #Leeds
The Smithsonian Channel is airing their recent doc on the Great Dismal Swamp. Watch the trailer here: https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/escape-to-the-great-dismal-swamp/0/3456593
Douglas C. North’s The Economic Growth of the United States: 1790-1860 takes on the complex interpretive task of synthesizing historic economic data into an intelligible history of America’s economic growth during the period under investigation. The study “is based on the proposition that United States growth was the evolution of a market economy where the … Continue reading Douglas C. North’s Economic History of the United States-Notes
Here I was happy to speak at California State Fullerton- great campus community!
Calvin Schermerhorn’s The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism “details the interstate United States slave trade at the level of the firm.” Schermerhorn investigates slave traders who were business insiders as well as merchants using financial processes that characterized raw ambition. The monetary flows influencing the roots of American capitalism through these … Continue reading Notes on Schermerhorn’s “Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism”
1934, Winter Dear Diary, How strange society is! Even stranger this thing called courting. I was once so hotly pursued now left cold and forgotten. It is not easy to accept especially when he had been so ardent before. He is now completely altered and gone away. After the court case I decided to think … Continue reading A Speculative Diary of Alice Jones Rhinelander #race #passing