Category : Culture

Lifestyle / Culture - 2 days ago

Blackface: the Sad History of Minstrel Shows

americanheritage.com - The recent furor over the use of blackface by Virginia's governor and attorney general while they were in college reminds us of a sad chapter in our history – the long tradition of minstrel shows in …Tweeted by @anniefreyshow h...

Lifestyle / Culture - 2 days ago

‘The Black Calhouns,’ by Gail Lumet Buckley

nytimes.com - Written in the style of a sweeping historical novel, “The Black Calhouns” deals with broad themes of property and politics, duty and determination; it follows the family’s profound engagements with t…Tweeted by @KembaA331 https://twitte...

Lifestyle / Culture - 2 days ago

Max Boot’s Dishonesty | National Review

nationalreview.com - Before yesterday, my primary criticism of the Washington Post’s Max Boot was political in nature. As I wrote in a recent book review, I found it regrettable that Boot’s opposition to the president ha…Tweeted by @jrojas231 https:/...

Lifestyle / Culture - 3 days ago

Yale plans new history seminars

yaledailynews.com - Next semester’s selection of history seminars will feature several new and updated courses — including a dive into The Troubles conflict in Northern Ireland and a detailed look at the history of the …Tweeted by @realvholloway http...

Lifestyle / Culture - 3 days ago

How the History of Blackface Is Rooted in Racism

history.com - Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images The portrayal of blackface–when people darken their skin with shoe polish, greasepaint or burnt cork and paint on enlarged lips and other exaggerated f…Tweeted by @live_laugh_LO https://tw...