Revolutionary War era
How Smallpox Inoculation Brought a New Nation Together
The need to control smallpox outbreaks helped a public-minded spirit of disease prevention to override rampant individualism in the years surrounding the American Revolution, argues historian Andrew Wehrman.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Stacey Abrams’s Fight against Voter Suppression Dates Back to the Revolution
by Karen Cook Bell
"The roots of Black women’s activism can be traced back to the Revolutionary Era, when thousands of Black women protested with their feet and ran away from their enslavers." This act would shape the demands of radical Black politics in the ensuing decades.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Minority Rule Cannot Last in America. It Never Has
by Kenneth Owen
When parties commit themselves to minority rule, the backlash can be severe, as has been shown repeatedly when ruling parties stood in the way of popular will.
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