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11. Frankish Society

PAUL FREEDMAN: So today is an exciting day, because the papers are due, because the midterm is soon, but most of all, because we’re finishing up our talk on the Merovingians. Questions? Comments? Cat names? So the Merovingians. Remember that the reason we’re studying them is as an example of barbarian kingship, barbarian states, and …

Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation in America | The Civil Rights Movement

Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation in America | The Civil Rights Movement

When the president issued the Emancipation Proclamation, it was not really something that had effect in Georgia because it was more aspirational and it was more strategic. President Lincoln was trying to increase the number of freed slaves in parts of the south who could fight against the Confederacy. But the Emancipation Proclamation did very …

Judging Societies by Women’s Prisons | Emily Salisbury | TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen

Judging Societies by Women’s Prisons | Emily Salisbury | TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen

Translator: Ellen Maloney Reviewer: Denise RQ “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” This famous quote by Dostoyevsky reminds us that to truly understand the progression of humanity, we should open our eyes to see how we treat some of the most unsympathetic characters in our world. How …