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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Yes, we were civilized capitalists then

“The New York Herald, meanwhile, proposed [in 1861] that the federal government should wait until the [Civil] war ended and sell all the slaves back to their owners, at half-price, to finance its cost. “

 

Adam Goodheart

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/magazine/mag-03CivilWar-t.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1