Category Archives: Slavery

RIP Stanley Crouch

Stanley Crouch came to speak at Sewanee in the mid-2000s as part of the “How Then Shall We Live?” series. Below is the author picture he sent. When I picked him up at the Nashville airport, he emerged from the … Continue reading

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 30

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Protected: Myth Spr 20: Antigone

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola, chap. 28

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 24

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Protected: Myth Spr 20: House of Cadmus

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 21

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“Thoroughly Useless Nation”: Mommsen on the Irish

From Theodor Mommsen (trans. William P. Dickson) History of Rome, Vol. 4 (London 1867), Book 5, Chapter 7, pp. 286-87 (link here) Mind you, an edition of this work won a goddam┬áNobel Prize for Literature in 1902 In the mighty … Continue reading

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“The American Cincinnatus”

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, “The American Cincinnatus” (1919) When I was a kid, I picked up a copy of the 1932 Georgetown yearbook for a dime at a second-hand store my mother and I used to go to. Being a … Continue reading

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The Drunken Pat Argument

A fine piece by Adam Gopnik in this week’s New Yorker on Frederick Douglass indicates that there was tension between the movements to enfranchise women and blacks, with a remark on how anti-Irish sentiment was used by either side: [Elizabeth … Continue reading

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