What to the Revolutionary is the Fourth of July

As we find ourselves upon the system’s celebration of its independence from England, the 4th of July represents the United States replacing England as the imperialist power trying to control North America—and later the world. Two of the greatest “telling...

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln: Where are Frederick Douglass and the 200,000 armed runaway slaves?

My thesis is that the film does a great historical disservice by portraying the Civil War as a debate among white people about Black people, who, in the film, hardly exist. I am especially disappointed and baffled by the decisions...

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