Paul Krause, UBC, History


Links to provocative, insightful articles and essays on race, memory, and history in the Era of El Trump


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New articles & essays about and by Ta-Nehisi Coates:


“Through the Lens of the Obama Years”


“The First White President”


George Packer responds


The L.A. Times reviews Coates’s new book


Ta-Nehisi Coates: the laureate of black lives


Coates’s essays in The Atlantic


How Ta-Nehisi Coates Gives Whiteness Power


Loaded Dice, another critical piece by Thomas Chatterton Williams


Coates’s recommended readings on slavery and the Civil War







The historian David Blight on the Civil War, Race, & Memory


Black Charlottesville Has Seen All This Before


Inside the Trial of Dylann Roof


Letter from a Region in My Mind – a vintage piece by James Baldwin


Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, & the Ways We Talk about Our Past


The day white Virginia stopped admiring Gen. Robert E. Lee and started worshiping him


It’s not class, it’s race – on the racial wealth gap