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    Today is the 150th anniversary of the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Jefferson Davis called it "the most execrable measure recorded in the history of guilty man."

    The Proclamation was probably the most effective measure the Union took during the Civil War.  It forever shut off the possibility of a foreign power coming to the aid of the Confederacy.  Nobody wanted to be seen as supporting slavery, by then a dead issue throughout all the civilized world, including Russia.

    I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

    by Pragmatus on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:21:20 PM PST

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