The Project is certainly educational, or at least instructive—but not only in the ways it was intended. The Project was, and is, sprawling and ambitious. It takes its name from the year of arrival in Virginia of a ship carrying African slaves. Doing so requires us to place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. A special issue of the glossy print New York Times Magazine dedicated to the theme included essays by journalists and academics.
Click here for more information. View the original source document: WHI Between and more than escaping slaves were helped to freedom in Canada by Wisconsin residents. But, because both the enslaved and their helpers had to conceal their work, details of how fugitives passed through Wisconsin are scarce. Slavery was prohibited in Wisconsin under the Northwest Ordinance, which also founded our state.
Tom Cotton Says Slavery ‘the Necessary Evil Upon Which the Union Was Built’
Ancient Times: Cultures such as the Indian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek and Roman accommodate homosexuality and crossdressing among a minority of its citizens since the earliest recorded times. The castration of homosexual slaves and house servants becomes a custom of the Middle East, and Jewish tribes criminalize homosexual behavior. The Mahabharata of India describes how Arjuna was well-received in the palace of Maharaja Virata while spending one year as a crossdressing transgender. One of the earliest Egyptian pharaohs associated with homosexuality is King Neferkare, who is described having an affair with his top military commander, Sasenet, during the Sixth Dynasty. The custom of castrating homosexual slaves and house servants is established in Ancient Assyria.
Originally written and published by Speak Out Now in August, The pamphlet was expanded in September, to include the last two chapters. The two-party system in the United States is nearly as old as the country itself. Despite the attacks that Democratic and Republican Party leaders make on each other, they both defend this political arrangement and the capitalist economy it promotes.