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12/31 Best of 2018: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers & the Struggle for Equality w/ Anna-Lisa Cox

December 31, 2018

Today, an interview with historian Anna-Lisa Cox on her new book, “The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.” Cox uncovers the early history of America’s black frontiersman in the late 18th century, and what happened to what was once the largest area on earth set aside for equality in the NW territory (Ohio, Indiana, etc). Why white supremacist movements of the early 19th century were a response to black success and not black failure on the frontier. What America might look like had laws coded to privilege whites not destroyed the black frontier. The co-ed, interracial boarding schools of Indiana in the 1840s, started by African-American famers, and later burned down.

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