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Would you believe me if I told you it was even worse?
Enslavers DID know that they were dealing with fully complicated human beings but decided to regard enslaved peoples as chattel anyway in hopes of destroying that very humanity (while reifying their own).
For proof of this, think about Mary Prince's diary and how often, how arbitrarily, and how much "pleasure" her enslavers took in beating her. They didn't need to treat their cows that way because there was no human spirit to control, condition, and manipulate. @bethany_hadley1
In many ways, the racist notion of enslaved peoples as non-human is an attempt to justify the naked violence that is required to hold human beings in a condition of slavery. #AuburnWorldHistory @bethany_hadley1
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Can you imagine a world without intellectual property?

A place where the idea of owning ideas is a strange idea.

It's actually the way human civilization has functioned for most of its history.

See this book by Johns…

As Johns shows, the power to monopolize ideas was crucial to the birth of modern #capitalism and modernity writ large. Prior to owning ideas, everything was 'open source' (or at the very least 'owned' by God and/or the king). @NoahKle20975324
In other words, intellectual property is the privatization of the commons.
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This semester I'll return to teaching my #AuburnWorldHistory course as a free, open source, online classroom! Here is our syllabus and I'll be posting the readings each week as part of a Twitter Moment. Join the conversation #Twitterstorians!…
Pedagogically, the idea here is to transform the way in the which students think about social media and the #DigitalHumanities while allowing them to both shape public discourse through the course readings and gaining further insight by interacting online w/ #Twitterstorians.
Before each class session students will post reading responses on Twitter and engage with one another about the text and during class students who typically don't participate verbally can live tweet and add to the conversation online. #AuburnWorldHistory
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