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Charlottesville Syllabus — Zine #1 for August 12, 2017 – UVA Graduate Student Coalition
The Charlottesville Syllabus is a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. With resources selected and summaries written by UVa graduate students, the Syllabus is not sanctioned by the University, This abridged version of the Syllabus is organized into six sections that offer contemporary and archival primary and secondary sources (articles, books, responses, a documentary, databases) and a list of important terms for discussing white supremacy. Only “additional resources” are not available online (but can be found either on JSTOR, at the library, or for purchase).
charlottesville  racism  america  virginia  history  resources 
21 hours ago by laurenipsum
A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America : NPR
Rothstein's new book, The Color of Law, examines the local, state and federal housing policies that mandated segregation. He notes that the Federal Housing Administration, which was established in 1934, furthered the segregation efforts by refusing to insure mortgages in and near African-American neighborhoods — a policy known as "redlining." At the same time, the FHA was subsidizing builders who were mass-producing entire subdivisions for whites — with the requirement that none of the homes be sold to African-Americans.
history  housing  race  inequalities  sociology  NPR 
21 hours ago by oripsolob
Making Affirmative Action White Again - The New York Times
History of discriminatory federal government legislation, eg., Wagnr Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, GI Bill, Social Security, National Housing Act, etc.

Median household wealth = $134,230 (white) versus $11,030 (black)
history  inequalities  race  Money  education  housing  sociology 
21 hours ago by oripsolob
History News Network | Think “Dunkirk” Is Epic? Check Out the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin’s Treptower Park.
Finally, after walking about 500 feet, one approaches Treptower’s central feature. Walking up a series of steep, granite steps, one gazes up at the solitary figure of a Soviet soldier, standing almost 40 feet high. As the statue rests atop a mausoleum that itself is upon a small hill, all told the statue stands about 100 feet above the mass graves. A child rests in one of this heroic everyman’s arms; in his other, a sword points downward. Beneath his feet are the broken remains of a Nazi swastika.
history  art  wwii 
23 hours ago by atbradley
Media Lens - Racing Towards The Abyss: The U.S. Atomic Bombing of Japan
A stumbling block until recently has been that no historian has been sufficiently fluent in English, Japanese and Russian to investigate the primary archival material – including internal government documents, military reports and intelligence intercepts - in all three languages. This partly explains why historical debate in the West has been so focused on the Truman administration’s motives and policy-making: this, after all, could be pursued on the basis of English-language material...

In 2005, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, published a landmark study, ‘Racing The Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan.’[4] Hasegawa, born and raised in Japan but now a U.S. citizen, appraised seriously the trilateral wartime relationships between the United States, the Soviet Union and Japan. His study has been critically acclaimed and has generated considerable scholarly, as well as journalistic, debate. Barton Bernstein, professor of history at Stanford University and one of the world’s foremost commentators on A-bomb issues, warmly praised the book as “formidable”, “a major volume in international history” and “a truly impressive accomplishment, meriting prizes and accolades.”[5] The book has also delivered a huge jolt to anti-revisionists.
history  language  japan  russia  us  war  nukes 
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