For me, there’s an almost-insurmountable catatonia that comes with writing about the struggles of the everyday. Where to begin? After all, the elusive present is hard to understand without an acknowledgment of history. Do I cherry-pick old historical events, like the wave of destruction that swept over the Arawaks of the Bahamas when Columbus landed his avaricious gold-seeking feet? Do I speed through Manifest Destiny and slavery-fueled industrialization? Or the reproduction of urban savagery a lá Robert Moses and red-lining and… Or do I begin with what I’m seeing right now in 2014: the drastic efflux of white (with the ever-so-often black, brown, and yellow-hipster) faces walking past me at the subway stop near my job.
Manifest destiny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Manifest destiny and slavery did come into contact when Texas became a state. Abolitionists were disappointed that Texas was admitted as a slave state. Mexico threatened war on the U.S. and the U.S. moved troops near the Mexican border. Abolitionists claimed this was an overt aggressive act.
Slavery, manifest destiny and abolitionism - SlideShare
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