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    Slave rape.

    Makes it worse.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:02:47 AM PST

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    •  It "makes it worse" by today's standards, (3+ / 0-)
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      thomask, hnichols, OllieGarkey

      which are the ones we're using to judge Domenici, but by 18th-century standards masters sleeping with slaves was common. I don't like it, but there it is, and I don't think there's any evidence he did so while married. By all accounts, his later relationship with SH was long and loving.

      stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

      by Mother Mags on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:25:10 AM PST

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