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  •  Thanks for the diary ... (2+ / 0-)
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    Alexandre, raincrow

    and for those who may have trouble accessing The Nation article (link in the TruthOut article) try this -- it's well worth a read:

    Policing the Color Line

    http://www.readability.com/...

    In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot." ~ Czeslaw Milosz

    by Caneel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:27:23 AM PST

    •  And Hadden's book ... (1+ / 0-)
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      raincrow

      Harvard Historical Studies #138: Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas

      Sally E. Hadden

      http://www.powells.com/...

      In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot." ~ Czeslaw Milosz

      by Caneel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:09:29 AM PST

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