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  •  They didn't have the same (3+ / 0-)
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    concept of "race."  One might be enslaved for any number of reasons, but enslavement for skin color, is, I think, a fairly recent,  Yurrupean invention.  

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:07:40 PM PST

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    •  True, but life was pretty darn cheap in the (1+ / 0-)
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      400's.

      ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

      by slowbutsure on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:17:50 PM PST

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