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So I'm on the membership committee for @TheSouthernSHA #2018SHA, & we are still a few members short of our #s from last year. Please join here (only $10 for students!!!):
thesha.org/braintree-drop…

Also, if you need a financial sponsor, shoot me a DM & I'll find one for you.😊
P.S. and if you make it to B'ham, be sure to check out our panel Saturday afternoon: "Management, Workers, & Mill Towns in the Southern Piedmont."

This is a subject dear to my ❤️. My mother grew up in a mill village house down the street from this cotton mill (in SC upcountry):
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Trump and Mussolini: 11 Key Lessons from Historical Fascism

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany—and the comparison is not encouraging.

By: @Anis_Shivani for @AlterNet
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Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.
〰️ Benito Mussolini

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I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation and that of #fascist Italy between 1922 and 1945. I choose fascist #Italy rather than #Nazi #Germany because it has always seemed to me a better comparison.
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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Happy to continue our mini-interviews with contributors to Reconsidering Southern Labor History. Today @m_hild & I talk to @LATech professors @AndersonDavidM & @drewmckevitt re: Southern #workers in foreign-owned #factories. It's a wonderful essay.

kerileighmerritt.com/david-anderson…
It's fantastic for upper-level undergrad or grad use - please ask your library to order today!

Thanks again @AndersonDavidM & @drewmckevitt!!!

@SouthernLaborSA @lawcha_org @floridapress
P.S. Be sure to come join us at the @SouthernLaborSA reception at the @TheSouthernSHA #2018SHA this year!
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