Histoire, Politique & Culture

Esclavage & réparations : Les arrière-arrière-grands-pères du sénateur Mitch McConnell possédaient 14 esclaves, la question des réparations devenant ainsi personnelle pour le sénateur (NBC News).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to the descendants of American slaves, has a family history deeply entwined in the issue : Two of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, U.S. census records show. The two (...)

Histoire des droits civiques : Denise Lynn, "Before the Central Park Five, There Was the Trenton Six", Black Perspectives, 3 juillet 2019.

The four-part docuseries When They See Us , directed by Ava DuVernay, has brought attention to the notorious case of the Central Park Five, a legal case that for many of us unfolded in living memory. The attention the docuseries brought to the case has inspired historians to make comparisons (...)

Histoire constitutionnelle et politique : Charles Edel, "How the Declaration of Independence became a beacon to the world", The Washington Post, 4 juillet 2019.

“The truths of the Declaration of Independence are not limited by time or place,” John Quincy Adams wrote in 1839. “They belong to the nature of man in every age and every clime. They may be subdued, but they can never be suppressed. They are truths at Constantinople and Pekin, at London and (...)

Histoire politique : Donald Trump a-t-il corrompu l’esprit d’Independence Day ?

Patti Davis, "The Founding Fathers would be ashamed of Donald Trump’s egocentric, militaristic July 4th", USA TODAY, 4 juillet 2019. When I was very young — 6 or 7 is my memory — my parents thought it would be a fun idea to take me to the Hollywood Bowl for the fireworks show on July Fourth. I (...)

Histoire politique de la Cour suprême : Eric Foner, "The Supreme Court Is in Danger of Again Becoming ‘the Grave of Liberty’", The Nation, 4 juillet 2019.

The Supreme Court’s recent decision refusing to interfere with extreme partisan gerrymandering not only seriously undermines our already fragile democracy ; it also brings to mind the Court’s acquiescence over a century ago in laws that denied the right to vote to millions of black Southerners. (...)

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