Why is history so selective? I wonder how much further we would evolve in ways that really matter if blendings, crossings and past meetings were not obliterated from history. I wonder this because of LaBloga’s review of The Chinese in Mexico, because of the DuSable Museum’s Africans in Mexico Exhibit, not to mention the fact… Read More SundayMorningReads

Labor Day Truths

During the economic panic of 1893, the Pullman Palace Car Company cut wages as demand for their train cars plummeted and the company’s revenue dropped. A delegation of workers complained of the low wages and twelve-hour workdays, and that the corporation that operated the town of Pullman didn’t decrease rents, but company owner George Pullman “loftily declined… Read More Labor Day Truths