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“…our obligation to repair the injuries inflicted on Africa”

July 18, 2015 by


Picking-up from the post of July 15… today’s transcription covers 1) the willingness of colonists to be removed to the proposed colony, 2) the argument against the mindset of those who considered Africans as a lower race, and 3) various features of the new colony, demonstrating its suitability in climate and resources. But it is […]

To redress wrongs or become “accomplices to the crime”

July 15, 2015 by


And, continuing from the post from a couple of days ago… Oh, and please feel free to take advantage of the hyperlinks I’ve provided below… you might be interested in additional information. What follows is not necessarily original to the American Colonization Society. In fact, I recall an episode of American Experience in which Thomas […]

“Be Kind”

February 11, 2015 by


I really need to get back to J.K. Paulding, and hope to do so soon, but in the meantime… Lacking in my knowledge of the Crusades (apart from the romantic efforts of antebellum Virginians to recapture a little of that), I spent some time recently (thanks to a recent event that made news), looking at a […]

Rolling the clock back just a little further

July 12, 2013 by


Alright, let’s depart the Sesqui train just for a bit. Forget “150 years ago” for the moment. Let’s think something more along the lines of… 212 years. Let’s even be specific… November 10, 1801. So far, this year (1801), John Marshall was appointed US chief justice; the electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr […]

More on the old-time belief in witches in the central Shenandoah Valley

October 4, 2010 by


Alright, picking-up from my post from Saturday, I was thinking that maybe I need a little more information supporting the claim that I made that witches were more common in 19th century Page County (and the central Shenandoah Valley) than some may realize. So… In February 1930, in his “Jacob’s Well” column, Jacob R. Seekford […]

I think that Thomas Jefferson would have loved hypertext

March 7, 2008 by


I’ve been meaning to mention this for a couple of weeks and am just today getting around to it, but I can’t help but think that Thomas Jefferson would have loved the power of hypertext. After cutting out portions of the Bible and reorganizing those clippings in a way that reflected his beliefs (the Jefferson […]


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