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Articles with keyword "politics"

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Confederate Cattle Call

There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

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Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

La Virgen de Guadalupe

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The United States of Mestizo

A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.

Barry Faulkner’s 1936 rendition of the Constitutional Convention

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The First Dissenters

George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.

“The Political Quadrille, Music by Dred Scott", 1860

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The Man Who Came in Second

In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.

Russian poet Anna Akhmatova

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Akhmatova’s Boswell

Recording and observing the words and actions of a cultural icon for posterity

Image of Josh White with guitar

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This Land Is Our Land

The Popular Front and American culture.