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«The “doctrine of discovery” is not part of the teaching of the Catholic Church».
True, it isn't today.
«Historical research clearly demonstrates that the papal documents in question..have NEVER been considered expressions of the Catholic faith».
Well.. 1/…
The tricky point is precisely the focus on the "Catholic faith". Historians have never claimed that those Bulls had a dogmatic value: they didn't teach doctrines one had to believe so as to obtain salvation. Their value was legal: sources of international law for Christianity. 2/
There is a vast historiography on how the Holy See justified the Iberian colonial empires. For the Portuguese case, see Giuseppe Marcocci, A consciência de um Império: Portugal e o seu mundo (Sécs. XV - XVIII), (Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade, 2012). 3/…
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For many #ConstitutionalLaw scholars, last years' #Dobbs decision on #AbortionRights at the #SupremeCourt came as a dismaying shock, because it showed conclusively that #conlaw wasn't a realm of ideologically consistent intellectual foment, but rather, a matter of *politics*. 1/ A kraken strangling a coin-...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Writing for @CreditSlips, the #FinanceLaw scholar #AdamLevitin admits to feeling a bit of schadenfreude in that moment. The "blue collar" law scholars in "grubby" banking and money fields have always treated the conlaw set as "slightly clueless toffs":… 3/
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Join us Thursday, March 23 at 8pm eastern for our next happy hour with @jbrentmorris where he will discuss his new book Dismal Freedom: A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp (@UNC_Press).

#thecivilwardoc #slavery #historybook #booktalk #bookevent #history #historian
Dismal Freedom is the first book-length study that fully examines the lives of maroons (fugitive slaves) and their communities in the liminal world between slavery and freedom in the swamp along the North Carolina/Virginia border.
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Join us March 23 at 8pm eastern for our next happy hour with @jbrentmorris where he will discuss his new book Dismal Freedom: A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp (@UNC_Press).

#thecivilwardoc #slavery #historybook #booktalk #bookevent #history #historian
Dismal Freedom is the first book-length study that fully examines the lives of maroons (fugitive slaves) and their communities in the liminal world between slavery and freedom in the swamp along the North Carolina/Virginia border.
To sign up head over to our Patreon page and subscribe! You will also be eligible to attend all future happy hours.


If you are a graduate student or contingent faculty member and would like to join, please DM us and we will provide the link for you!
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भारत में इस्लामिक विजयों के कारण #गुलामी
1. इस्लामिक विजयों के कारण भारत में मंदिरों का विनाश सर्वविदित है लेकिन भारतीय गुलामी के बारे में बहुत कम जानकारी है। भारतीय भूमि पर इस्लामी विजय के परिणामस्वरूप अक्सर बड़ी संख्या में लोगों को पकड़ लिया जाता था
और उन्हें गुलाम ..cont 2
2.बना लिया जाता था। इस तरह पकड़े गए पुरुषों और महिलाओं को अपने आकाओं के लिए #गुलामों के रूप में काम करना पड़ता था जो हमलावर सेना या शासक वर्ग के उच्च अधिकारी थे। गुलाम लड़कियों को सेक्स या वेश्यावृत्ति के लिए मजबूर किया जाता था। जब मुस्लिम सैनिक लड़कियों के साथ जबरदस्ती cont..3..
3. सोते थे, तो लड़की के समुदाय ने उसे स्वीकार करने से इनकार करते थे और उसके पास इस्लाम कबूल करने के अलावा कोई विकल्प नहीं बचाता था। इसके अलावा गुलामों का जबरन धर्म परिवर्तन दिल्ली सल्तनत (1206-1555) और मुगल साम्राज्य (1526 से) में एक नियमित विशेषता थी। इस्लामी शासन के दौरान, ..4
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#Slavery in India
1. The destruction of temples in India due to Islamic conquests is well known but little known is the fact about Indian slavery. Islamic conquest of Indian land often resulted in capture of large number of people and their enslavement. Men and women ....cont..2 Image
2. so captured had to work as #slaves for their masters who were high officials of the invading army or the ruling class. Slave girls were forced for sex or prostitution . When Muslim soldiers forcefully slept with girls,the girl’s community refused to accept her and she ..cont3
3. would be left with no choice other than converting to Islam. Moreover forceful #conversion of slaves was a regular feature in Delhi Sultanate(1206-1555)and Mughal empire(from 1526). During Islamic rule, slaves were of two types-military and labourer and they were....cont..4..
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Enslaved Teenager Diana Bastian of Nova Scotia
Warning: Disturbing Content
📜 a thread...
Bastian lived most of her life as a slave in obscurity but entered historical consciousness as a result of her rape, pregnancy, and subsequent death.
We can learn of Bastian’s tragic story because of a brief burial-record document inserted in the St. George’s Anglican Church’s burial registry in Sydney. Her story tragically evidences the vulnerability of enslaved African Canadian Black women.
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🧵PART 1🧵
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¬RUSH COAL phase-out
¬PUSH invest in EVs/renewables
¬US commit $100B
¬Honor OLD #ClimateChange Agreements
@WEF @WHO want #Democrat POWER GRAB of #AMERICA
#KlausSchwab of #WEF
Violates #InalienableRights
ForcedGunControl #Biden's
#ExecutiveOrder 14067
Using Race/Bias/Belief/Credit
a Subjective
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“Were these monuments built for Germans to collectively remember what had been done, or a performance of contrition for the rest of the world?”

Fascinating @TheAtlantic essay by @ClintSmithIII on 🇩🇪 remembrance and lessons for the 🇺🇸 #slavery #Reparations…
I grew up around many of these monuments in Berlin and followed the debates since I was a child. And I believe that #Stolpersteine are among the most effective ways to remember, because they are immediate, personal, and created and maintained by civic action.
“Dear father! I am saying goodbye to you before I die. We would so love to live, but they won’t let us and we will die. I am so scared of this death, because the small children are thrown alive into the pit. Goodbye forever. I kiss you tenderly.”

Judith, 12, Belarus, 1942
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#OTD in 1864 Brig. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood wrote to his superiors about his concerns regarding Maryland's apprenticeship system, especially as it applied to newly emancipated children. Lockwood explained how former enslavers were exploiting the system to their own advantage. Image
#Slavery was abolished in #Maryland on November 1, 1864, when the state legislature adopted a new state constitution. The new constitution did not outlaw forced labor. Children of "unfit" parents could legally forced into apprenticeships that often times resembled slavery.
The children of newly emancipated people were overwhelmingly subject to forced apprenticeships, often times being forced to work for the people that formerly enslaved them and their parents. This development was concerning to General Lockwood.
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For #HumanRightsDay2022 let’s remember that #ModernSlavery is a #HumanRights issue first and foremost & so the surest path to ending this severe form of exploitation once and for all is to put #HumanRightsFirst.
Why do we fight to end #PrisonSlavery? Because every person has an inalienable right not to be held in #Slavery or #Servitude. Put #HumanRightsFirst and take action today:…
Qatar still has yet to effectively end its #Kafala system leaving its majority #Migrant worker population vulnerable to continued exploitation. Tell @FifaWorldCup to put #HumanRights before #Football today:…
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This photograph of Silas Chandler (right) and Andrew Chandler (left) has been used by Neo-Confederate groups to perpetuate the Black Confederate myth for decades. The following is a 🧵 about who Silas Chandler was and the truth behind this image.
Silas Chandler was born on January 1, 1837, in Virginia and was enslaved by Roy Chandler. When Roy Chandler received a land grant in Mississippi in 1839 he moved Silas and 38 other enslaved people to a new plantation in Palo Alto, near the town of West Point.
Silas was trained as a carpenter and married an enslaved woman named Lucy Gardner in 1860. He was then forced leave Lucy to join Roy Chandler's son, Andrew, after he enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. The photograph is believed to have been taken around that time.
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This #agape story is taking me down a rabbit hole. I snagged some clips from this interview with a former “student” and a PI. Here, the host explains the overall mission. Sound familiar? #slavery #ChristianNationalism
Oh, this is a THREAD. In the next clip, they theorize the end game. They’re guess is less sinister than mine. This was a yr ago. After seeing the effort to defund public schools and Christofascist takeover attempts, I see a bigger mission. Also discussed: moving state to state.
So Clemenson got in trouble for violating health and safety standards in Washington and moved operations to Missouri, after pleading it down to a misdemeanor, avoiding background check flags
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I received the same documents as are in this thread from the sunshine request. (I'll let the requestor self-identify if they want to.)

A thread about Missouri's response.
First, I was interested in the Department of Labor response. I've been beyond frustrated with the MO DoL response over this:
I've since learned that wage theft in Missouri is governed by contract law, so if an employer doesn't pay the employees as promised, the only remedy is for the employee to sue. But it's a crime to pay less than minimum wage.
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reuters story about how #erdogan tamed #turkey's newsrooms. it boggles the mind why #kurdish #media are not even mentioned, despite them playing a big role in getting important stories out. #journalism…
it's an institutionalized story from @reuters. example: if you check which papers don't get state advertising anymore as a financial punishment, you won't stumble upon #kurdish #media because they never got it in the first place - and would refuse it. #journalism
also the piece lacks historical perspective. it only says '... the turkish mainstream #media, once a more lively clash of ideas'. not really. some reporters have covered real stories about the #kurdish issue but the editorial lines always followed the state narrative - willingly.
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Allan Pinkerton was born #OTD in 1819 in Glasgow, Scotland. He headed the Union Intelligence Service during the Civil War and helped lay the foundation for the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. He also founded the famed Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which still exists.
Pinkerton emigrated to United States 1842 and founded a cooperage in Dundee, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He became an abolitionist and operated a safe house for fugitive enslaved people on the Underground Railroad.
Pinkerton was appointed as the first Chicago police detective in 1849 after uncovering a counterfeit scheme. He founded what would become the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. The Pinkerton Agency specialized in investigating train robberies.
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#OTD in 1862 a #UnitedStates #soldier named John P. Jones wrote his wife while he was deployed in Medon, #Tennessee. Jone's identity has yet to be verified, but he possibly served in the 45th #Illinois. Jones' letter reveals his changing attitudes towards #slavery. Image
"I am getting to be more and more of an abolitionist. I believe that this accursed institution must go down," he wrote. Jones also realized that he was fighting to destroy slavery. He continued, "We can never have a permanent peace as long..."
" this curse stains our otherwise fair insignia. The ruler of nations can never prosper these United States until it blots slavery from existence. He can no longer wink at such atrocities. This must be the grand the final issue."
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A🧵 on the necessity of protection as the most sustainable strategy at scale that we have to protect people at risk of being forced into #modernslavery.
Having tracked NGO, government, church and business responses to human trafficking and forced labour for 15 years, it remains common thought to focus on solutions centred on awareness and risk reduction activities, sometimes referred to as prevention.
What this doesn't acknowledge is the reality that in almost all instances, slavery thrives in a culture of criminal impunity. The violence of slavery is perpetuated when those responsible to stop the violent, simply stand by.
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REMEMBER THIS 👇 in upcoming debates, if YOUR representative says words to the effect of: "Oh no, we're not trying to destroy #HumanRights. We agree Human Rights are important - honest, guv! - we just don't like the UK #HumanRightsAct and/or the #EuropeanConvention (#ECHR)"...
Such claims are DEMONSTRABLY BULLSHIT if they come from the mouth of *anyone* who supports the position @CPhilpOfficial has espoused, which the @Telegraph has splashed on its front page...
To be clear, #Article4 of #UDHR 👇 (also #ECHR and #HRA) is explicit and unambiguous:

"NO ONE shall be held in #slavery or #servitude; slavery and the #slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms."

Not "British citizens"; not "lawful residents", or "people we like"... Article 1 All human beings are born free & equal in dignity
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#OTD in 1863 Andrew Johnson freed the enslaved people at his home in Greenville, Tennessee. Johnson was the state's Military Governor at the time. All enslaved people were emancipated in Tennessee on October 24, 1864. A 🧵 about Jonson's complicated legacy regarding slavery. Andrew Johnson's home in Greenville, Tennessee.
Johnson was born into a poor family in Raleigh, North Carolina and grew up resenting the enslaving elite. His resentment did not keep him from enslaving others as an adult when he gained the financial ability to do so. In fact, Johnson very much supported slavery.
According to @flingsarahe, Johnson enslaved at least 5 individuals according to the 1860 slave schedule. Evidence suggests that Johnson was the father of two enslaved people named Liz and Florence. Their mother, Dolly, was listed as "black" while her children were "mulatto." Dolly with one of the Johnson children.
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@bmay @ChrisJTree @apes4forests @Gussets99 @griffjane @orangutans Brendan - you haven't read beyond the playbook of the #palmoil industry.

A report from 71 NGOS shows the @RSPOtweets FAILS to stop palm oil #humanrights abuses #deforestation from entering the EU.
Via @milieudefensie for @EU_Commission
@bmay @ChrisJTree @apes4forests @Gussets99 @griffjane @orangutans @RSPOtweets @milieudefensie @EU_Commission If u are asking Brendan for the average consumer to have faith in the rampantly corrupt #palmoil industry - the answer is NO @WHO reports that the #palmoil industry is akin to the alcohol and tobacco lobby in their report #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife…
@bmay @ChrisJTree @apes4forests @Gussets99 @griffjane @orangutans @RSPOtweets @milieudefensie @EU_Commission @WHO Here's a thread about @NutellaGlobal/ @Ferrero_EU and how they sponsor school "education" programmes through @ChesterZoo about "sustainable" palm oil, all while continuing with child #slavery, #deforestation for palm oil.
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సాంప్రదాయిక పార్టీలకి ఆదినుంచీ వున్న కన్సాలిడేటెడ్ ఓట్ బ్యాంకు చాలా ప్రమాదకరం.

అదో రకం బానిసత్వం, మా చిన్నప్పుడు ఇందిరాగాంధీ అంటే సాక్షాత్తు అమ్మవారు అనిచెప్పే తాతయ్యలనూ, అదే నిజం అని నమ్మే గొర్రెలనీ చూశాం.

వాళ్ళ గురించి ఒక థ్రెడ్.

పేర్లు అనవసరంగానీ ఒక పెద్దాయన (వైసీపీ మద్దతు) వాఖ్య:

"అవినీతి లేనివాడు ఎవరైనా ఎప్పుడైనా రాజకీయాల్లోకి వచ్చి పార్టీ పెట్టినప్పుడు, తప్పకుండా మద్దతుఇస్తాను.
నా వరకు ఇప్పుడు APలో ఉన్న పార్టీలు ఆ క్వాలిటీ కేటగిరీలో లేవు, ఉండవు. అన్ని ఒకటే!"

అందాకా ఎంత అవినీతిచేసినా వైసీపీకే నా ఓటు.
ఇలాంటి vote bank మన భవిష్యత్తు నిర్ధేశిస్తున్నారనే ఆలోచనే భయానకం.

ఎమర్జెన్సీ తరువాత దేశం అంతా ఇందిరాగాంధీకి వ్యతిరేకంగా వోటేస్తే మన తెలుగోళ్లు పూర్తి మెజారిటీ ఇచ్చారు.

గాంధీ కుటుంబం లేకపోతే చైనావాడు ఎప్పుడో దేశాన్ని ఆక్రమించేసేవాడు అని నిజంగానే నమ్ముతారు.

అంత బానిసత్వం వీరిది.
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“The American resistance placed a great deal of emphasis on property rights, but marriage laws prevented most married women from enjoying property rights.”… #July4 #IndependenceDay #womenshistory 1/
#womenshistory: “In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for #America’s #independence.”… 2/ Image
#WomensHistory: “I desire you would Remember the Ladies.” -Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March #1776…
“We know better than to repeal our Masculine systems.” -Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 April 1776… 3/ ImageImage
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