Originally published 03/11/2016
Keri Leigh Merritt
When the failure of land distribution among blacks during the Reconstruction is judged within the context of the Homestead Acts, the reality of the situation is laid bare. The problem was never the radical nature of land reform. The problem was racism.
Originally published 01/12/2016
It’s one reason he’s so worried about the Internet now.
Originally published 04/12/2015
Today’s Republican Congress wouldn’t pass a Homestead Act, which provided a path to citizenship and prosperity for those who were neither citizens nor prosperous.
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