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Gilt Trip

Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age by Noam Maggor Harvard University Press, 2017, 304 pp. What do a depressed ornithologist, a dissatisfied property...

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The Black Roots of Abolition

Johnson, William H. (1901–1970) © Copyright. “Underground Railroad,” ca. 1945. Photo Credit: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. / Art Resource, NY. The Slave’s Cause: A History of...

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What We Sow is What We Eat

Photo by jamiehamelsmith | CC BY 2.0 I am lying in a meadow high in the Rocky Mountains. The sun is warm and comforting. I watch the clouds, puffy white in the blue sky, but soon pull a cap over my...

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