Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

#StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading this Week

Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week!

Connecticut’s second-chance society

The New York Times Editorial Board, January 4, 2016, The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/opinion/connecticuts-second-chance-society.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur&_r=0  

How to end homelessness in New York City
Alana Semuels, January 4, 2016, The Atlantic

Why aren't we calling the Oregon occupiers 'terrorists'? 
Janell Ross, January 3, 2016, The Washington Post

America’s real racial double standard: How the law — and white people — turn “race-neutral” into “pro-white”
Brittney Cooper, January 2, 2016, Salon

What are your reactions to the pieces? What articles, news pieces, or video-clips have you come across over the week? Let us know, below!

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