1/ This is a comparison more people should be making. In 1898, a couple thousand white supremacists successfully overturned an election in North Carolina, destroying a powerful, anti-capitalist coalition of poor white and recently emancipated Black farmers (the Fusionists).
5/ To learn more about this coup that successfully reshaped American politics, reverberating in this week's events, check out David Zucchino's "Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy." Out in paperback 1/19! https://firestorm.coop/products/15844-wilmingtons-lie.html
@firestorm I didn't read about this until last year. Somebody shared it since it was the anniversary of that awful shit in Tulsa, OK.
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