My Top 4 books to help provide context for the USA’s present situation: the original sin of slavery upon which the Americas were built, to the evolution of the modern presidency, to the Sovietization of the US establishment; & the demographics underneath the surface of
#history: http://picnano.com/tweet/JaCAuDapNr #OnThisDay 1866 Over 1,000 Fenians invade Canada led by Ex-Union officer John O'Neill. By invading Canada, the Fenians hope to force Britain to withdraw from Ireland. The raiding party were battle hardened Civil-War veterans from both the Union & Confederacy. #Ireland #History http://picnano.com/tweet/i8Vlbz4M46
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@washingtonpost on how racist state-sanctioned violence has shaped U.S. #history for centuries. “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” -- MLK, 1963 https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/05/30/violence-minneapolis-is-rooted-history-racist-policing-america/ …
30 May 1536: Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, former lady-in-waiting to the deceased Queens: Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. This third marriage of the King was unquestionably legitimate. Jane will give Henry his longed-for son: the future Edward VI.