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

Cornell West rips Coates in The Guardian

Commentaries on West v. Coates

Coates quits Twitter

West on Coates, a video from The Root

Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker tweets up a storm on West v. Coates

Coates, West, & Russian Writers

The Unmet Promise of Equality, by former Sen. Fred Harris

“The Snake” – how Trump misappropriated an R&B recording and reads it as an anti-immigrant creedo

Alain Locke and the Harlem Renaissance

One last overview of Coates – one with some penetrating questions

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

Who First Showed Us That Black Lives Matter?

28 Films for Black History Month

Why Reconstruction Matters, Eric Foner

More Silencing: The Fascist Sympathizer Who Founded Ikea

“Indian” Slavery in New Mexico, from the New York Times

How Did We Lose a President’s Daughter?