After reading your piece the other day, I came across something that you (or perhaps one of your relatives back in the states) might find interesting. A book, relatively new but several years old now, that explores the history behind the history of Jim Crow, going back to the late-19th century and delving into the post-emancipation politics of “colonization” that people like Lincoln so favored that, when it met with failure, ultimately led to segregationist laws. Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation by Nicholas Guyatt from Basic Books.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.