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  •  I saw it also. (8+ / 0-)

    I thought it was very good.  I hope it opens some eyes who may still think of Gone with the Wind as a real depiction of slavery.  Slavery was a brutal, evil system, and even the more "decent" slaveowners were evil because they particpated in the system, and, when push came to shove, could be as brutal as the most brutal.  (The "kinder" slaveowner sells him to a brutal one, supposedly to save his life)  I thought it showed that well.  There were no decent slaveowners.  And with teh excepetion of only a few (John Adams, John Quincy Adams), prior to Lincoln our presidents were either slaveholders of supportersa of slavery.  A real history of America would make peopel retch.  

    Any system based on the enslavement of others is evil by definition and all who participated were evil.  

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    by TomP on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 02:24:57 PM PST

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    •  JQA became the clearing house for abolition, (0+ / 0-)

      fighting the gag rule, then recruited his successors like Sumner, who eventually got it done. JQA saw the war ahead in the 1840's and didn't stop until he dropped. With the exception of the emancipation, the South ultimately won the civil war through terrorism and the Supreme Court, i.e. striking down civil rights in 1883. Speaking of what kind of system it was/is, I recommend Walter Johnson's new book.

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