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Jul 05 2012

Crash Course: Molasses to Rum to Slaves

Am I going to annoy you with this every week?  Possibly.

Also, since it’s the fourth of July, I’m going to use this excuse to post a song from 1776

Here some of the Crash Course info:

Like us!
http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse

Follow us!
@thecrashcourse
@realjohngreen
@raoulmeyer
@crashcoursestan
@thoughtbubbler
@saysdanica

Resources:

Inhuman Bondage by David Brion Davis: http://dft.ba/-inhumanbondage

Up From Slavery by Booker T Washington: http://dft.ba/-upfromslavery

7 comments

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  1. 1
    julian

    Subscribed and will be following them on twitter. Thank you!

  2. 2
    Smhlle

    People may recognize the singer from his role as the bar/restaurant owner on Northern Exposure.

  3. 3
    Committee of Public Safety

    There is a freethought tie-in here btw. Two big 18th century freethinkers, Thomas Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft, were abolitionists, and those wonderful anti-theists the Jacobins were a huge inspiration to the leaders of the Haitian Revolution.

  4. 4
    Stephanie Zvan

    In order to annoy me with these, they would have to not be awesome and addictive. So no worries there.

  5. 5
    lorimakesquilts

    Love, love, love 1776 — thank you for posting this amazing performance.

  6. 6
    lcaution

    One of the two powerful songs in an underrated musical. Thanks for the post.

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