George Washington Resisted the Siren Call of Absolute Power

Refusing to lead a military coup against the Continental Congress in 1783 put the new nation on track to have civilian leadership under law. Most of us know that George Washington refused a third term as president of the United States. He set a precedent followed by all other presidents except for FDR and it[…]

George Washington in 1786 on the Abolition of Slavery

Of the nine presidents who were slaveholders, only George Washington freed all his own slaves upon his death. Before the Revolution, Washington, like most white Americans, took slavery for granted. At the time of the Revolution, one-fifth of the colonies’ population lived in bondage. Although most slaves were in the South, slavery was a legal[…]

‘Blood on the River’: A Slave Rebellion in Early Modern Guyana

The slave revolt in Berbice, modern-day Guyana, was unusual for its length and near success. Introduction The consequences of 400 years of the Atlantic slave trade are still felt today. Untangling the power structures and systemic racism that came with slavery is ongoing, with police brutality, memorials to slave owners and reparations forming part of the discussion. But as the[…]

South to Freedom: The Underground Railroad’s Other Direction

The Underground Railroad also led to Mexico. By Martin Kohn The Underground Railroad also ran south—not back toward slave-owning states but away from them to Mexico, which began to restrict slavery in the 1820s and finally abolished it in 1829, some thirty-four years before Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. This may be history, but it comes[…]

What Are The Criteria Of Choosing Personal Hygiene Products?

Personal hygiene should be maintained for your self-care. Personal hygiene involves taking care of the body by bathing, cleaning teeth, washing hair and hands, wearing clean clothes, etc. There are many products, including soaps, deodorant balm, creams, nail clippers, etc. that help you to maintain personal hygiene. People who know the importance of maintaining personal[…]