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Self appointed apologist like yoursel

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Let the past be, and instead of providing "poor me" excuses and justification

You don't know me nor follow my posts very well.






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trackfan
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The Bill of Rights and the Constitution...and the people who envisioned and implemented it. Led to an advancement in Civilization BEYOND COMPARE. Greatest nation ever. Man on the moon.

You have a very odd metric for measuring greatness.
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Whoopee. Slavery was a societal norm up until then. Cannibalism too, about the same time in some societies

The U.S. were amongst the foot draggers on the issue of slavery. Europe had abolished the practice long before the U.S. did, and in the western hemisphere, only Brazil held onto the practice longer the U.S. did.






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USMCTiger03
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simply acknowledging simple truths about this country's history.

That or crying about it at every occasion?






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CarrolltonTiger
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The U.S. were amongst the foot draggers on the issue of slavery.


You writing about Europe itself where slaves were as useless as they were in New England and the Middle Atlantic States or in the European colonies where they had value?

The slave trade is what was abolished, and it was largely political, Britain was for elimination as its colonies were filled up, and still didn't do crap to stop the Ottoman slave trade in the Balkans, because it needed to prop up the Ottomans to balance Russia. The Ottomans didn't renounce till the 1880's, Romania also kept it as a residue from Ottoman times for Gypsies.

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only Brazil held onto the practice longer the U.S. did.


So did Puerto Rico and colonies not yet free in the new world

And doesn't morality exist in Africa and Asia where slavery existed long after 1865 and still exists? Look at Ghana and Ethiopia among other places,






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Sayre
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Anyone wanting a fascinating look at the subject should pick up Amanda Foremsn's current book "A World On Fire", which focuses on Britain's role in the Civil War.





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CarrolltonTiger
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Anyone wanting a fascinating look at the subject should pick up Amanda Foremsn's current book "A World On Fire", which focuses on Britain's role in the Civil War.



I heard you have to read about 900 pages on the Civil War to get to the 40 or 50 pages concerning the British involvement/concerns in the conflict?

Is there really that much new there for such a large investment in time?






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Sayre
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Is there really that much new there for such a large investment in time?



I find the detail and scope to be very informative, esp the behind the scenes politics of the British gov't at the time and the experiences of the many British that fought for both sides. It's interesting to see the viewpoints of those looking at the conflict from the outside in.

The fact that it's well written in and of itself goes a long way too.



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