Growing up as a first generation American introduced me to various countries and cultures at a young age. From Keralites to Cubanos, there was always a different language and perspective on not only United States history but of various countries.
This interest grew to become the foundation of Emancipatory Research.
Writing these pieces have been a pleasure. It has allowed me to speak with historians, journalists, tour guides, and individuals that I normally would not have the opportunity to speak with.
Over the next few months, I plan to dive even deeper to produce interesting content as well as revisit past pieces to show a different perspective. Hopefully they will also both connect with you and keep your interest.
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.In the meantime, here are some of the books I’ve been reading:
The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia’s Germantown High School, 1907 - 2014 - Erika M. Kitzmiller
The United States Occupation of Haiti 1915 - 1934 - Hans Schmidt
The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, & The Birth of American Finance - Robert E. Wright
Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America - Joseph M. Humire & Ilan Berman
Politics In Chile: Socialism, Authoritarianism, and Market Democracy - Lois Hecht Oppenheim
Lemons: In An Orchard - David John Baer McNicholas
Here are some Substack’s that have captured my attention:
William Hogeland’s “Hogeland’s Bad History”, Dr Annette Laing’s “Non-Boring History”, Kimberly R. Drew’s “Something I Saw” and Erik Hoel’s “The Intrinsic Perspective”.
Finally some unused photos from my first few articles.
Gasper Yanga Statue in Yanga, Veracruz from “Exploring Afro Mexico”
Old Chinese Benevolent Association in Washington D.C. from “For Your Entertainment”
Abandoned Saltpeter Mine Accommodations in Northern Chile from “Contraband, Waterways, and Uprisings”
Bascarsija Market in Bosnia from “Currency Propaganda”
Images from Hampton History Museum from “Contraband, Waterways, and Uprisings”
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