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Meanwhile, his medical students went on to found American hospitals, clinics and medical journals. At the time of his death, Hosack was famous in the United States and Europe — in part for his civic work and in part for his role as attending physician at the duel of his friends Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
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Read more about that land, here on TIME. Though she had supporters, many thought Stewart had gone too far. She was not done, however, and spent the balance of her life training future generations of young black women to enter public life. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their version was long accepted as authoritative. Martha S. Her book was one of the first works on comparative religions written by an American, and remarkable for its dispassionate consideration of non-Christian religions, including Islam.
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Although Child was one of the more successful novelists and essayists of the 19th century, she is now little taught and is no longer widely read. Our current assumptions about 19th century American thought on both Islam and women might be very different if her fame had endured. Juan Cole, the Richard P.
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On Jan. This story underlines the impossibility of a system of slavery based on race, but images and articles like this one are under-known and under-discussed. Another is likely some discomfort around the idea that Northern abolitionists could be both vehemently anti-slavery and also racist. So often we narrate history as if there are definitive lines drawn between good and evil.
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But actually historical events are animated by the actions of individuals, who are always much more contradictory in their viewpoints and politics. Read more about abolition, here on TIME. In , a black woman named Henrietta Wood won an early and largely unknown case of restitution for slavery. Though born enslaved in Kentucky in or , Wood had been living as a free woman in Cincinnati in when she was kidnapped and re-enslaved by a white Kentuckian named Zebulon Ward; she ended up living in slavery until after the Civil War.
It is the largest known sum ever awarded by a U. Yet this unsung moment in history deserves to be revisited. It not only shows that formerly enslaved people struggled to win reparations from the very beginning, but also serves as a case study of the differences that restitution could make. Read more about reparations, here on TIME. Nearly 90, Chinese immigrants refused to register by the deadline, grinding U. The U. But, although the protest marked a high point in immigrant activism, the court ruled that the U. Following the ruling, most of the protesters relented and registered with the U.
Urban Americans had been receiving their mail at home since But rural Americans had had to trek dozens of miles to their nearest Post Office, not even knowing whether there was any mail waiting for them. Her prose is authoritative and energetic. Hobbs's success in gaining a broad readership reflects her capacity to convey knowledge in a radically compressed way, as when she explains Reconstruction in one perfect phrase as being when the 'prospect of being both black and a citizen existed.
Their anguish, alienation, and constant fear of discovery are brilliantly and painfully rendered in this important book, and, through them, we see the arbitrariness of race and the origins of racial divisions that we live with to this day. At turns sad, inspiring, and provocative, the book raises important questions about the enduring power of race in American life.
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