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  •  There is slavery and there is slavery (1+ / 0-)
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    bfitzinAR

    As a side remark to your interesting comment, a statistical study (by a black historian) showed that prior to the US Civil War, the standard of living for factory workers in the North were worse than those for slaves in the South.  And with debt to the company store which they could not hope to repay, they were scarcely more free than those who were called slaves.

    They are continually talking about your patriotic duty. It is not their but your patriotic duty that they are concerned about. -Eugene Debs

    by geomoo on Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 11:00:30 PM PDT

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    •  Why I've not bought the (1+ / 0-)
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      geomoo

      "North good - South bad" garbage (regarding the Civil War and after) - direct legal chains v. economic-legal chains really makes no difference to a beaten worker or a starving child.

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