January 22, 2013
Child captives (who became child slaves)
I was honored recently to be able to participate in the TedX Eureka event where I presented on the History of Slavery (indenture) in California. That video is now posted on youtube:
Link to TedX Video
If you would like me to give a presentation similar to that in the video to your civic group or classroom, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not pleasant history, but it is important and has been lost and forgotten too many times.
January 21, 2010
Randy, a blogger parked at
, has gotten interested in our local history, in part, he says, because of this blog:
He seems appreciative now, but I don’t know that it will last. Jim Baker, a local historian, once told me that Lynwood Carranco, co-author of Genocide and Vendetta, warned him that researching local history of the settlement period would become an addiction… and that he should try to keep some distance (some sort of life, most likely) before it became an obsession. Jim Baker, thanks to his research into the notorious Hank Larrabee, was unable to heed that warning and has been researching the indian killer for the last thirty years. But maybe Randy can do it– keep an emotional distance despite the things he’ll learn that haunt his sleep. Perhaps Randy can do it, but probably not.
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