Thursday, May 23, 2019

Miss Cellania's Links

The last American slave ship was the highly illegal Clotilda, that brought in 110 enslaved people from Africa in 1860, even though importing slaves had been illegal for 50 years. Read the story of the Clotilda and the discovery of its final resting place.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Ultimate Preview. Vanity Fair shares as much as possible without spoilers. 

The New Secession. Residents of the majority-white southeast corner of Baton Rouge want to make their own city, complete with its own schools, breaking away from the majority-black parts of town.

How the ‘Monstrous’ Iguanas of the Bahamas Got So Darn Big. Read about the experiment that solved the puzzle, and the unintended consequences of the hypothesis itself.

Private Mohammed Kahn: Civil War Soldier. Separated from his unit, he was arrested by a Union soldier who didn't believe he was a member of the 43rd New York unit, because he wasn't white.  (via Metafilter)

Trump gives up the game he’s playing with Congress during Fox News interview. Trump admits he’s relying on the courts — not Congress — to change policy.

Who Started the Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy Theory?

How to get into management.

Jennifer Berney explores how queer families challenge traditional notions of heredity and paternity. Many of her thoughts apply to adoptive families, too.

Building the perfect candidate to beat Trump! The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

A blast from the past (2010): How the Indy 500 Came About.

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