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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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A close study of human bones recently uncovered from Jamestown’s early “Starving Time” have revealed evidence of cannibalism.

A close study of human bones recently uncovered from Jamestown’s early “Starving Time” have revealed evidence of cannibalism.

This really isn’t news, since we have always had firsthand accounts suggesting cannibalism during that terrible winter of 1609. It is, however, the first empirical proof of that cannibalism.


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  • lino

    How is this connected to Obamacare?

  • Pzatchok

    I have read this book a few times and found it to be pretty good.

    It gives a very good idea of the new colony and the trials they went through without falling into what most history books do and cover up the story with countless factual details like the exact count of cabbages, apples and nails in the store house.
    It centers on the people and how they handled the problems. And almost all of them were caused by the people and their attitudes.

    A fun fact I found out was that John Smith was actually a commoner who angered the ruling group of the colony and found himself in chains or confinement for a large portion of his time on the ship to the colony. while in the colony and on the ship back from the colony.
    He only took power after all the rich gentry who came over either went back, starved or were physically forced to accept him as leader.
    Against most common stories relations with the natives were very antagonistic and often came to fighting. But it was only John Smith and a handful of his faithful followers who even made an effort to learn the natives language and culture. In learning the culture he was able to save the colony.
    Under his leadership the colony in effect became a somewhat trusted member of the local tribal nation.

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