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A Short History of Snowflakes (or, A Quick Case of Irony)

If you've found yourself in a conversation about more recent politics, there's a fairly good chance that you were either called a "snowflake" or called someone else a "snowflake." This epiphet of late popularity was grown in its usage over the past year or so. In a debate, the person who

The Martyrdom of Elijah Lovejoy, Abolitionist and Constitutionalist

The 1837 murder of abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy by a pro-slavery mob was long in coming. Rather than silencing the abolitionist movement, it had the opposite effect, solidifying it, and even radicalizing those who might have otherwise stayed silent. The murder’s reverberations rippled through the decades, even to the Civil War.

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