SOURCE: Washington Post
New Hampshire Law Targets "Negative" US History
The latest effort to control history curriculum in the states vaguely prohibits the teaching of negative accounts of US history. Is the point to make all teachers afraid of potentially violating the statute?
SOURCE: The New Republic
The Town That Went Feral (review)
by Patrick Blanchfield
In a United States wracked by virus, mounting climate change, and ruthless corporate pillaging and governmental deregulation, the lessons from one tiny New Hampshire town are stark indeed. Plus, bears.
In N.H. Town, Calls To Put Up Statue Of Black Revolutionary War Hero
Wentworth Cheswill had an integral role in what may have been the first true battle of the Revolutionary War in Porsmouth, New Hampshire.
SOURCE: Washington Post
What winning New Hampshire — and its media frenzy — could mean for Bernie Sanders
by Kathryn Cramer Brownell
The New Hampshire returns tell us a lot about the leading candidates.
Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire Victory Is a Big Deal for Socialism in America. Here's What to Know About the History of the Idea
Sanders’ success in both Iowa and New Hampshire may signal that a version of American socialism is again on the rise.
JFK's New Hampshire Primary Hope Resonates Today
by William Lambers
The day before the 1960 New Hampshire presidential primary, candidate John F. Kennedy talked about America's great hope for disarmament. Speaking at the University of New Hampshire, JFK said "No hope is more basic to our aspirations as a nation" than disarmament.
How Estes and Ike Transformed the New Hampshire Primary – And How JFK Defined It
by Patrick Lacroix
The New Hampshire primary isn't just important because it's the first presidential primary.
Teacher Suspended as NH School Investigates Video of Students Singing KKK Jingle
Chloe Harris (pictured) says she recorded video of the Dover High School incident because she wasn’t sure anyone would believe what happened in class.
Slavery in New Hampshire?
Yes. And now there’s a monument to remind people.
NH auction offers Schindler documents, including letter paving way for Jewish workers’ rescue
CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire auction house is offering a collection of documents from Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jewish workers at his factories during World War II, including a letter he signed that paved the way for the rescue chronicled in the 1993 movie “Schindler’s List.”The letter, dated Aug. 22, 1944, describes permission to move his enamelware factory, workers included, out of Krakow, Poland, to Czechoslovakia, a move that historians say allowed him to save the workers....
NH governor signs bill granting freedom request made by slaves in 1779
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Fourteen slaves who petitioned the New Hampshire Legislature for their freedom during the Revolutionary War were granted posthumous emancipation Friday when the governor signed a largely symbolic bill that supporters hope will encourage future generations to pursue social justice.A group of 20 slaves who had fought in the war submitted a petition to the New Hampshire General Assembly on Nov. 12, 1779, while the war was still being fought. They argued that the freedom being sought by colonists should be extended to them, as well, and maintained that “public tyranny and slavery are alike detestable to minds conscious of the equal dignity of human nature.”...
New Hampshire to consider honoring a 233-year-old petition from slaves seeking freedom
CONCORD, N.H. — When 20 slaves petitioned New Hampshire two centuries ago seeking their freedom, lawmakers decided the time wasn’t right and delayed action.Now, 233 years later, legislators in one of the nation’s whitest states have decided the time is right to consider the request. A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously recommended the full body posthumously emancipate the 14 petitioners who never were granted freedom.Woullard Lett, a member of the Manchester NAACP, said it’s never too late to right a wrong....
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