Saturday, July 12, 2014

Weekend Roundup

  •  NYC's Former Pro-Slavery Stance Examined in Governors Island Exhibit, a post by Emily Frost on the website DNAinfor New York, reports that “an exhibit on NYC's history during the Civil War that examines the city's ambivalent history on the institution of slavery — including a former city mayor's unwavering support for it — is headed to Governors Island this summer.”
  • "The Declaration's influence wasn't limited to the American colonies of the late 18th century," writes David Armitage in the Wall Street Journal.  "No American document has had a greater impact on the wider world. As the first successful declaration of independence in history, it helped to inspire countless movements for independence, self-determination and revolution after 1776 and to this very day. As the 19th-century Hungarian nationalist, Lajos Kossuth, put it, the U.S. Declaration of Independence was nothing less than "the noblest, happiest page in mankind's history."  More.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.