As U.S. President Harry Truman liked to say, there is nothing new under the sun except the history you don’t already know.
Mount Rushmore stands as a reminder of how U.S. colonial and racist politics exploited indigenous territory to carve reminders of slavery and massacres.
We are now very much free to “educate” ourselves on the very “ideas” that were recognised by tyrants of the past as the “antidote” to a life of slavery. And yet, today, the majority choose not to…
Protecting the Union in its drive to abolish slavery against the British Empire was central both to Alexander II’s moral passion and his strategic vision to defend his country.