Link of the Day: Frederick Douglass

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass stood before the 600-odd members of the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Central New York and delivered what would become one of his most famous speeches, best known today as “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, July 4 – July 10

SAVAGE CONTINENT: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II, p. 16

  • Greece suffered about 410,000 war dead — a total that does not appear markedly worse than some of the countries already listed until one realizes that Greece had a prewar population of only about 7 million. The war therefore killed about 6 percent of all Greeks. Likewise Hungary’s 450,000 war deaths represented almost 5 per cent of the population. In Yugoslavia just over a million people were killed, or 6.3 per cent of the population. Deaths in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania probably amounted to between 8 and 9 per cent of all prewar Balts. As a nation, Poland suffered the most proportionally: more than one Pole in every six was killed — a total of over 6 million people in all.

July #TreeSquare Challenge #3: Still the Backyard

Self urges everyone to look at the gallery of trees on The Life of B, host of the #TreeSquare challenge. There are many beautiful trees there!

Here are two more from self’s backyard: an olive and a plum tree.


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