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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jan 2022 3:03 p.m. PST

January 18 through February 22 – Online: Ramsey County Library – In this nine-event online series join scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their specialized knowledge and enthusiasm. It's like hearing your favorite college professors again, without worrying about writing papers or taking finals. Cost: No cost.

January 18 – Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters for All of Us
January 25 – Gimme Shelter: Affordable Housing, Rent Control and Current Politics.

Series: Who is a Citizen? Our Nation's First Racial Reckoning 1865-1924

February 1 – Racial Reckoning Part 1--How Black People Became Citizens; The South and the Nation: 1865-1876
February 8 – Racial Reckoning Part 2 -- Industrializing the Economy and Expanding White Citizenship, 1865-1924
February 15 – Racial Reckoning Part 3--Black People Lose Their Citizenship--Red People Lose Everything, 1876-1924
February 22 – Consequences: The (Re)Birth of a Nation and the Birth of a White Empire, 1896-1924.

This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software.

Ramsey County Library: link

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 9:39 p.m. PST

Doesn't politics belong in the Blue Fez?

Perhaps Dear Editor should Doughouse himself.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jan 2022 5:02 a.m. PST

It's a history program at a library, Mike.

Au pas de Charge13 Jan 2022 9:57 a.m. PST

Actually this sounds interesting.

dapeters13 Jan 2022 12:52 p.m. PST

Bill, are you plan to join in?

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 8:33 a.m. PST

No doubt it does sound interesting … but I think I know what they want you to learn …

And it is probably biased agenda drive.

IMO … the Cliff Notes :

America wanted impendence from the Crown so they could keep slavery …

White people are oppressors and everyone else is oppressed …

Both false, BTW …

But it does not fit the narrative to support CRT, 1619 Project, etc.

I.e. none of us had slaves and no one here picked cotton. Just ask anyone … It is a fact …

Howler14 Jan 2022 5:31 p.m. PST

I wouldn't call it history. More like propaganda

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 5:35 p.m. PST

Agreed …

Dick Burnett17 Jul 2022 5:29 p.m. PST

This is a miniatures site--The Miniatures Page
It is not an historical site. Here is the evidence:
Go to any part of the Message Boards and you will find items and discussions about the miniatures, the painting, the play of the games (oh, yes, there are a few who discuss simulations ad history, however, these discussions are soon turned to discussions on the miniatures--the gamers who collect and paint and game the miniatures are not interested in the history. Recent there was a discussion on why Bolt Action was popular--but that game has little to do with history--as the rules proclaim, it is a game, and the history, well, it is the appetizer--the miniatures is the meal.)
If we examine the books listed on the site, well, where are these? Thucydides, Xenophon, Caesar, Gibbon, Mattingly, US Grant, Keegan, Richard Frank---to name a few.
As to Links-- they are to wargame magazines or clubs.
There is no link to the US Naval War College nor Parameters, indeed not even to the civil War Times.
As to the Manufacturers, mostly, nearly all miniatures or directly related--terrain, paint, tools.

And why this library? On YouTube, I can get histories--
Thomas Sowell. the Hoover Institute--even the War Games Channel.

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