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Keri Leigh Merritt

Keri Leigh Merritt

Keri Leigh Merritt is an independent historian in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of "Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South" (2017). Follow her on Twitter: @KeriLeighMerrit.

Articles by this author

 

Deaths of Despair and the Psychological Wages of Whiteness

Racism and policies supported by a majority of poor and working-class white voters can kill them.

Keri Leigh Merritt ·


Why We Need a Universal Basic Income

America is in desperate need of both a universal basic income and a federal jobs guarantee

Keri Leigh Merritt ·


Charlottesville and the Confederate Legacy

The white supremacist violence in Virginia echoed the tactics of antebellum vigilante groups and showed how deep the roots of racism in America are.

Keri Leigh Merritt ·

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