Paul Krause, UBC, History


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


Look for Weekly Updates, and feel free to send in a suggestion or two.



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?