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    In fact of the "slave for life" is an interesting clause, because in the Confederate states there had been a series of degrees and troubles prior to the war. Indians, in particular, had been placed into slavery, and yet the legal claim to taking them into slavery could be and was contested. Further, any enslaved African ancestry individual might well be descended from a manumitted individual, and the form puts a legal burden on the seller that the person being sold is, in fact, subject to sale.

    In the history of the southeastern tribes, there are many tribes whose names we do not know due to having vanished into slavery. The tribes who survived made a deal and became, themselves, slavers.

    If money is the root of all evil, then what is Mitt Romney?

    by The Geogre on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:40:44 AM PST

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