After three years of research and writing, plus three and a half months of struggling to obtain copyright permissions for the graphics in the book,  Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid, African Americans’ 400 Years in North America, 1619-2019, is finally available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and the publisher, Xlibris. In due time it will be available on…

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After two weeks of what seemed like solid proof-reading here in sunny Sarasota, I received the final galley yesterday. The ebook will go live in a matter of days; the paperback and hardbound versions will take up to a month and a half. I hope you will purchase one of the formats. The cost for…

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The Confederacy’s policy of arming slaves went through fascinating twists and turns. On January 11, 1865, Lee conceded that “military necessity” necissitated arming slaves “without delay.” But bureaucracy does not progress rapidly; President Davis did not sign enabling legislation until March 13 — about three weeks before Lee surrendered at Appomattox, a case of “too little, too late.”

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