This is a great weekend to be in Washington for history-interested residents and visitors because it is the 150 th anniversary of the compensated emancipation of local slaves and there are many events http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/DCEmancipationDay planned for the occasion. Local emancipation took place about nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued the better-known Emancipation Proclamation.
Considering recent discussion in the blogosphere regarding compensated emancipation and colonization of freed blacks, I thought I’d offer some thoughts of my own, but based on something that I found over a year ago. While I haven’t ... Read Post
BERLIN—Far away from the main events—the balloons, the speeches, and the 25 th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Wall—last weekend I joined a panel discussion about the future of Europe, as one does so often in Germa... Read Post