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History that Matters: The Underground Railroad

Eric Foner
Eric Foner

Eric Foner is one of the preeminent US historians, particularly for the period of the 1800s involving slavery, the Civil War, & Reconstruction. His latest book is Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, which follows The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln & American Slavery.

Toward Right Relationship with America's Native Peoples

Paula Palmer
Paula Palmer

Paula Palmer is leading an effort to tackle one part of America's dismal past with respect to Native Americans. Through a project called Toward Right Relationship with America's Native Peoples, she is engaging Quakers and the wider world in a kind of Truth & Reconciliation work. One step is an eyes-wide-open look at the well-meaning attrocities done by the Indian Boarding Schools and the groups, like Quakers, who led the effort.

Letting My Peaches Go - Liberating Black Thought

Janet Cheatham Bell
Janet Cheatham Bell

Not All Poor People Are Black (and other things we need to think more about) is a collection of essays by Janet Cheatham Bell, treating the reader to the insights and experiences of a strong African American woman from Indiana. Janet speaks movingly, honestly, and inspirationally of racism, spirituality, politics, and much more. With astonishing candor and humble brilliance, Janet opens eyes and minds.

I Ain't Marching Anymore - A Sister's Tribute to Phil Ochs

Sonny Ochs
I Ain't Marching Anymore - A Sister's Tribute to Phil Ochs

Sonny Ochs, sister to folk legend Phil Ochs, has helped carry forward the powerful legacy of Phil's music. On almost every topic - war, prejudice, immigration, etc - the songs are as meaningful today as back in the 60-70's. Just released, the documentary, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune.

Segregated Blackball to Major Leagues - The Saga of Satchel Paige

Larry Tye
Segregated Blackball to Major Leagues - The Saga of Satchel Paige

Larry Tye's recent book is SATCHEL: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Satchel Paige was a trail-blazer in the times when African-Americans were segregated from whites in their neighborhoods, schools, drinking fountains and on the ball field and Larry Tye chronicles Satchel's long march to color-blind recognition with the feel of an gripping adventure.

Philosophy of War and Nonviolence - Robert Holmes

Robert Holmes
Philosophy of War and Nonviolence - Robert Holmes

Dr Robert Holmes is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester in NY, with a specialty in peace and nonviolence who has taught, written and spoken extensively on related topics.

His publications include articles like "Pacifism and Weapons of Mass Destruction" and "St. Augustine and the Just War Theory" and he's written several texts including Basic Moral Philosophy and Nonviolence in Theory and Practice. Most notable for our listeners of his books might be On War and Morality.

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