The creation myth of the United States
Dr. Gerald Horne wrote that “1776 ... of the United States in 1775 there has never been a prolonged period when the “troops’ were not called upon in the “defense of the Nation.” She has been at war during 211 out of her 238 calendar years of ...
Why the Battle of Bennington Matters
It was the turning point of the Revolutionary War, as it led to the recognition of the independence of the United States by France and other ... Despite the Declaration of Independence, 1776 was a difficult year for the new nation. Great Britain had ...
"Counter-Revolution of 1776": Was U.S. Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery?
JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Well, next weekend, the United States celebrates the Fourth of July, the day the American colonies ... against British rule in 1776. I go on in the Cuba book to talk about how one of the many reasons why you have so many black people ...
Happy 20th Birthday, Zapatistas!
There was what seemed to be an infallible hope of more and better and cheaper goods would pour in from the United States. We were all supposed to be excited about it. But the armed group that seized parts of Chiapas that New Year’s Day, the Zapatista ...
Was the first president of the United States a Black man? ‘President’ John Hanson? Yes or No?
The story of John Hanson is one of those legends that have permeated our Black consciousness, and it is easy to see why. Many have claimed that Hanson was the first president of ... from the Pact and called them the United States Constitution.