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‘The Time Has Come.’ Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow

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LONDON — The last time a string of distant dominions cast off Queen Elizabeth was in the 1970s when the Black power movement emboldened three...
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Trump Calls for ‘Patriotic Education’ to Defend American History From the Left

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WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attacks on “left-wing demonstrators” and “far-left mobs” on Thursday, portraying himself as a defender of American heritage against revolutionary...
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The Trauma of the Civil War Lives On in Faulkner’s Fiction

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THE SADDEST WORDS William Faulkner’s Civil WarBy Michael Gorra In July, at his memorial service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the Honorable John Lewis...
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After 90 Years, Columbia Takes Slave Owner’s Name Off a Dorm

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Little is known about the 18th-century New Yorker described in an advertisement seeking the return of a runaway slave in 1776 beyond his given name...
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The Massacre That Emboldened White Supremacists

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An hour after sunset on Easter Sunday in 1873, a stern-wheel riverboat put ashore at Colfax, La., a ramshackle settlement surrounded by cotton plantations on...