February 27

Ep. 0095: A History of American Slavery, Part I: Origins of Atlantic Slavery

This is part one of a multi-part series on the history of chattel slavery in America.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Some basic introductions & things to keep in mind for this series
  • A very brief overview of the prior history of slavery in history
  • The origins of European involvement in the African slave trade, beginning with the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th Centuries
  • The beginnings of slavery in the European colonies
  • The question of the relationship between racism & slavery, and some possible sources of antiblack racism on the part of Europeans

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February 14

Ep. 0094: British Bric-a-brac (CJ’s grad school research project from 2005)

Several listeners have asked about work and research I did while in graduate school, so I decided to share with you one of the few things I wrote in grad school that A) I still have and B) I’m proud of & think is at least somewhat interesting.

Between the World Wars, the British government held ‘Empire Exhibitions’ in Wembley & Glasgow to celebrate the British Empire.  I investigated these exhibitions from the standpoint of propaganda, in an effort to figure out what messages the British elite were trying to inculcate into the exhibitions’ attendees. Among the sources I used was an unconventional sort — souvenirs.

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  • His 2005 research paper, “British Bric-a-brac: Souvenirs and the Message of the 1924-25 Wembley and 1938 Glasgow British Empire Exhibitions”

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February 2

Ep. 0093: 10 Books to Slay the State

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • The Law by Frederic Bastiat
  • The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude by Etienne de la Boetie
  • The State by Franz Oppenheimer
  • Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund Morgan
  • No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner
  • Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul
  • The Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard
  • Death by Government by R.J. Rummel
  • The Art of Not Being Governed by James C. Scott
  • Notes on Democracy by H.L. Mencken
  • Plus several other ‘honorable mentions’ that for one reason or another didn’t quite make this top 10 list

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