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Haitian Revolution - A 1806 engraving of Jean-Jacques Dessalines. It depicts the general, sword raised in one arm, while the other holds a severed head of a white woman.


(31) Layers and ladders – part 3 – releasing Scala Naturae

Great chain of being. It is taken from Retorica Christiana, written by Didacus Valdes in 1579.

Bugs and Beasts Before the Law - The Curious History of Animals on Trial All over Europe, throughout the middle-ages and right on into the 19th century, animals were, as it turns out, tried for human...

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The Underground Railroad’s Troubling Allure

Stories of the Underground Railroad provide the possibility of moral comfort in a profoundly uncomfortable past.

Calendrier du Rustican.Le premier traité sur l’agriculture et le jardin est l’œuvre de Pietro Di Crescenzi (1233-1321), dit Pierre de Crescens en France