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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.  
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The Bangles – You Were On My Mind

An evening pause: Recorded live in 2000 of this 1960s hit by the group We Five.

Hat tip Tom Biggar.

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2 comments

  • Milt

    Taking away nothing from the Bangles, check out a very different interpretation of this song by the late Judy Roderick, recorded back in the mid-1960s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOTsv8K5V2A&list=RDVOTsv8K5V2A&start_radio=1&rv=VOTsv8K5V2A&t=64

    I would submit that her album, Woman Blue, is one of the finest “unknown” recordings ever produced in the folk-blues genre, but listen and make up your own mind. I was fortunate enough to see her perform in person — sheer dumb luck — and after all these years her voice still gives me goosebumps. Listen, and lift a glass…

  • Jerry Greenwood

    There was a Bayer aspirin commercial that asked the question “if you were to be stranded on a deserted island, what one thing would would you bring with you.

    Johnny Carson answered the question by saying “The Bangles”

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