Black People

Mixie History in Maine: Malaga Island

A headline from the newspaper detailing the fate of the people from Malaga Island.

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I hope everyone had a colorful Fourth of July, if that’s your thing. I spent a lovely weekend celebrating a whole bunch of family achievements, from engagements to college graduations. We were in Buffalo, New York for…

Passing (is) Strange … And Makes for Fascinating Reading

Hobbs' "A Chosen Exile" looks really good.

Hello Meltingpot Readers, There’s probably nothing revolutionary or even that revelatory in a new book out on passing called, A Chosen Exile by Stanford professor of American History, Allyson Hobbs, but still, I’m dying to read it. Why, because the…