Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Daily Dose

From A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn


 "It has been said that black acceptance of slavery is proved by the fact that during the Civil War, when there were opportunities for escape, most slaves stayed on the plantation.  In fact, half a million ran away -- about one in five, a high proportion when one considers that there was great difficulty in knowing where to go and how to live."

From Chapter 9, Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

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