Anna-Lisa Cox: Whitewashing the American Frontier: Historians and the Dangerous Myth of a White Midwestern Past
Thursday, September 26, 2019
What if the Midwest was once filled with hundreds of African American farms and farmers who had pioneered the Old Northwest frontier long before the Civil War? What if the baseline of the Midwest was diversity, and segregation and racial homogeneity were an artificial and violent construction? And what if this were all true?