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Jefferson Davis' Speech at Jackson, Miss.December 1862 - 0 views

  • ble and clearly defined in the spirit of that declaration which rests the right to govern on the consent of the governed, but because I foresaw that the wickedness of the North would precipitate a war upon us. Those who supposed that the exercise of this right of separation could not produce war, have had cause to be convinced that they had credited their recent associates of the North with a moderation, a sagacity, a morality they did not possess. You have been involved in a war waged for the gratification of the lust of power and of aggrandizement, for your conquest and your subjugation, with a malignant ferocity and with a disregard and a contempt of the usages of civilization, entirely unequalled in history. Such, I have ever warned you, were the characteristics of the Northern people--of those with whom our ancestors entered into a Union of consent, and with whom they formed a constitutional compact. And yet, such was the attachment of our people for that Union, such their devotion to it, that those who desired preparation to be made for the inevitable conflict, were denounced as men who only wished to destroy the Union. After what has happened during the last two years, my only wonder is that we consented to live for so long a time in association with such miscreants, and have loved so much a government rotten to the core. Were it ever to be proposed again to enter into a Union with such a people, I could no more consent to do it than to trust myself in a den of thieves.
  • The issue then being: will you be slaves; will you consent to be robbed of your property; to be reduced to provincial dependence; will you renounce the exercise of those rights with which you were born and which were transmitted to you by your fathers?
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      How strange is it that Jeff Davis uses the term "slaves" in reference to white southerners under northern oppression. Just what do they think a slave is?
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    21st century readers may be surprised to hear Jeff Davis's language when he talks about the north a year and a half into the Civil War.
Mr Maher

The Plantation in Brooklyn: Nate Salsbury's Black America Show | - 2 views

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    Would you believe that there were live-entertainment performances in the 1890s that depicted slave life in the "Old South" as a carefree, simplistic rural life? Students should know that they are learning about an era of history that was actively misrepresented for the entertainment of northerners. How does this shape mythic understandings of American history?
Mr Maher

President Ford's Congressional Testimony on Nixon Pardon Preview - YouTube - 0 views

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    Can students be convinced of a judgement if it is communicated in a clear, conscise and convincing manner? In this video, President Gerald Ford explains why he pardoned Richard Nixon. Play this video for students after providing them with a brief explanation of Watergate. Have them offer their interpretations.
Ed Webb

The American Yawp - 4 views

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    I have a question. Only one column and no pictures makes this highly academic. Is this appropriate for average students? I would like to add it to http://www.textbooksfree.org/Free%20Nonbusiness%20Books.htm#History
Eric Beckman

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761 - 2 views

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    Mapping Tacky's Rebellion
Eric Beckman

The Song Dynasty in China - 2 views

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    Overview of the Song Dynasty as the most advanced society in the world at the time. Link to an interactive image of a scroll showing urban life.
Eric Beckman

Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection | National History Center - 8 views

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    I added this resource to V. Country Economic Policies of
    Chapter 3 Characteristics of Market System  Capitalism and Political Economy. Suggestions welcome.

    http://www.textbooksfree.org/Economics_3_Basic_Characteristics_of_Capitalism.htm#V._Country_Economic_Policies
Eric Beckman

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - 3 views

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    "graph-based visualization program that charts more than 50 different historical indicators" @JohnRosinblum
Eric Beckman

ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World - 3 views

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    Like google maps for ancient Rome
Walter Antoniotti

Modern Western Civilization Economic History - 7 views

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    One-Page handout for For Use in History Classes
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    I keep updating the Modern Western Civilization Economic History site.
    Suggestions welcome.
    Does anyone use it for student projects?
Eric Beckman

Haiti and the Atlantic World | Sources and Resources for Discussions about Haiti and Ha... - 1 views

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    Blog, Dessalines Reader, Links to Resources
Mr Maher

Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong - 3 views

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    The Bitcoin connection is obvious, but so should the story of a historical narrative we all assume is accurate, yet it is not. How much of your content is wrong?
HistoryGrl14 .

Upstander Project - 0 views

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    documentaries on native americans and Rwanda reconciliation
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