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    Pennsylvania Railroad and their  Republican prostitutes in Congress --but my stomach is not strong enough.

    Simply note that the Northern Coal barons reinstituted slavery in Appalachia after the Civil War for both black and white coal miners -- the feudal system known as the company town.   A system overthrown only after the miners formed the UAW union and fought a vicious guerrilla war --blowing up mines and shooting the Pinkerton security guards bought in from outside.

    That slavery had the same lingering malign effects on Appalachian whites as Southern slavery had on American blacks -- as can be seen by visiting the area today.

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