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Racist Vandalism on Campus

I was saddened and angered to hear of the racist vandalism on Northern Illinois campus early yesterday (Thursday 17 September 2020) morning, when someone spray-painted racist slurs on the Center for Black Studies in an act of targeted vandalism. This...

This Week on Dispatches: Jane Hampton Cook on “Remember the Ladies,” Abigail Adams on Women’s Right to Vote

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author and former White House webmaster, Jane Hampton Cook on Abigail Adams’s advice to her husband John... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jane Hampton Cook on “Remember...

How Did John Adams Respond to Abigail’s “Remember the Ladies”?

Women in all states won the universal right to vote one hundred years ago through the ratification of the United States Constitution’s 19th Amendment... The post How Did John Adams Respond to Abigail’s “Remember the Ladies”? appeared...

Pornography, Privilege and the long road to Stockdale v. Hansard, Part I: from Strode’s Case to Article IX

In 1836 the House of Commons published a series of reports of the new prison inspectors appointed under an Act of Parliament passed the year before. The 1835 Act, one of several interventionist initiatives of the whig government elected in 1832, was designed...
From: History of Parliament on 15 Jul 2020

Equality & Education for 18C American Girls & Slaves

Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) was a Quaker teacher, writer & strong believer in the equality of women & in the abolition of slavery. He was born to a Huguenot (Protestant) family in France. When he was 2 years old, they moved to London to avoid...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaclellan #History #Scotland

Robert Grierson, Balmaclellan, Balmaclellan parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party with them, surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Halliday & Halliday) #History #Scotland

David Halliday, portioner of Mayfield and David Halliday in Glengap, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Short) #History #Scotland

George Short, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday and George Short, and apprehended...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 May 2020

Covenanter Grave near New Galloway #History #Scotland

Adam MacQuhan, Kells parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Col: or Liev: Gen: James Dowglas caused take Adam Macquhan out of his bed sick of a Fever, carry him to Newtoun of Galloway, and the next day shot him dead,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Hallhill near Irongray #History #Scotland

Edward Gordon and Alexander McCubine, Hallhill, Irongray parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Item, The said Laird of Lag having Alexander Mellubie and John Gordon Prisoners, at Miltoun of Orr, without any Assisse of Tryal, caused them...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Lochenkit #History #Scotland

John Gordon, William Heron, William Stewart and John Wallace, Lochenkit. Kirkpatrick-Durham parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields made errors in this entry and did not correct them in his errata. ‘Item, The said Captain Bruce surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Girthon #History #Scotland

Robert Lennox in Irelandton. Girthon parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, having command of a part of Claverhouses Troop & Strauchans Dragoons, surprised Jo. Bell of Whiteside, David Haliday portioner...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Kirkconnell Moor #History #Scotland

James Clement, Kirkconnell Moor, Tongland parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, having command of a part of Claverhouses Troop & Strauchans Dragoons, surprised Jo. Bell of Whiteside, David Haliday portioner...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Anwoth #History #Scotland

John Bell of Whiteside. Anwoth parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, having command of a part of Claverhouses Troop & Strauchans Dragoons, surprised Jo. Bell of Whiteside, David Haliday portioner of Mayfield,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Kirkandrews #History #Scotland

Robert McQhae, Kirkandrews, Borgue parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Captain Dowglas finding one —— Mowat, a Taylor, meerly because he had some pieces of lead belonging to his Trade, too him, and without any further trial...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Mar 2020

The ‘Rights of Man’: Our debt to the Enlightenment?

Barely a week passes without some news story, from somewhere around the globe, involving human rights – most often, sadly, a story of their violation. But how far back does the story of human rights itself go? How deeply rooted in history is the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave St John’s Town of Dalry #History #Scotland

Robert Stewart and John Grierson, St John’s Town of Dalry, Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1684. Shields: ‘The said Claverhouse coming to Galloway, in answer to the Viscount of Kenmures Letter, with a small party surprised Robert Stuart,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Auchencloy #History #Scotland

Robert Ferguson, Auchencloy, Girthon parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1684 Shields: ‘The said Claverhouse coming to Galloway, in answer to the Viscount of Kenmures Letter, with a small party surprised Robert Stuart, John Grier, Robert Ferguson,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Crossmichael #History #Scotland

William Graham, Crossmichael, Crossmichael parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1682. Shields: ‘John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount of Dundee, in the Year 1682, with a party of his Troup, pursued William Graham in the parish of ——–...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Mar 2020

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