History https://cvining.com/ en Ghosts of Segregation: American Apartheid https://cvining.com/ghosts-segregation-american-apartheid <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ghosts of Segregation: American Apartheid </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/30/2020 - 16:26</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This. Because American Apartheid is not ancient history. This is America. Still. Segregation may not be law anymore, but it's not just a ghost neither.</p> <p>How many American neighborhoods, schools, and churches today are nearly entirely segregated? Is yours? Or is it just theirs?</p> <p>I asked, when I lived in Alabama, why the churches were entirely segregated. A young woman told me in all sincerity "why would they want to come to our chutches, they got chutches of their own". I no longer live in Alabama.</p> <p>Take your time to view the images and read the context.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/history" hreflang="en">History</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/ghosts-segregation-american-apartheid" rel="tag" title="Ghosts of Segregation: American Apartheid " hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Ghosts of Segregation: American Apartheid </span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:26:08 +0000 cvining 1984 at https://cvining.com H.L. Mencken Interview from 1948 https://cvining.com/hl-mencken-interview-1948 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">H.L. Mencken Interview from 1948</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/28/2016 - 17:26</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>Dad was a great admirer of Mencken and I was recently inspired to look up this interview with the man, made on June 30, 1948 a few months before Mencken died:</span></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/history" hreflang="en">History</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/hl-mencken-interview-1948" rel="tag" title="H.L. Mencken Interview from 1948" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about H.L. Mencken Interview from 1948</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:26:06 +0000 cvining 1747 at https://cvining.com The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1542) https://cvining.com/journey-alvar-nu%C3%B1ez-cabeza-de-vaca-1542 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1542)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:48</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Below is an account of one of the Spanish expeditions of the New World in the early 16th century, and one of the most amazing tales of human audacity and perceverience I've seen.</p> <p>The expedition leaves Spain in 1527 with about 600 men. About 300 of them landed on the Gulf coast of Florida, around the location of modern Tampa Bay. They intentionally sent their fleet away, marched overland to around modern Tallahassee, suffered huge losses, built rafts in part by making nails from their armor. A few men made it to the coast of modern Texas, possibly near modern Galveston, and struck overland finally arriving on the Pacific coast and meeting up there with other Spaniards. One man, de Vaca, returned to Spain in 1537 to write the following account.</p> <p>A truly amazing tale.</p> <p>I've reprinted the entire translated narative that I found on this PBS website:</p> <p><span><a href="http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/one/cabeza.htm">http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/one/cabeza.htm</a></span></p> <p><span>Another (better) version (including a nice downloadable PDF) of the account is available here: <a href="http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-070/summary/">http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-070/summary/</a></span></p> <p><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png#/media/File:Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/cvining.com/files/oldprivatefiles/images/Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png" alt="&quot;Expedition Cabeza de Vaca Karte&quot; by Lencer - own work, used:Generic Mapping Tools and SRTM30-files for relief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png#/media/File:Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png" title="Expedition of Cabeza de Vaca 1527-1537" width="589" height="266" /></a> </p> <p><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png#/media/File:Expedition_Cabeza_de_Vaca_Karte.png" target="_blank">"Expedition Cabeza de Vaca Karte" by Lencer - own work, used:Generic Mapping Tools and SRTM30-files for relief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons</a></p> <p><span>Probable route of Cabeza de Vaca 1527-1537</span></p> <p> </p> <h3 align="center">The Journey of<br />Alvar Nuñez Cabeza De Vaca<br />(1542)</h3> <p align="center">Translated by Fanny Bandelier (1905)</p> <p align="center"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/history" hreflang="en">History</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/journey-alvar-nu%C3%B1ez-cabeza-de-vaca-1542" rel="tag" title="The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1542)" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1542)</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:48:59 +0000 cvining 1238 at https://cvining.com