Ah, memories! We used this book when I was in the 7th grade (1953, alas). The class was "taught" by the dummest teacher I can recall ever having.
Well......considering the number of comments so far.....it would seem that the advertisers for this paper are hearing a lot of silence at their registers...!!!
Seems as if you need to report to Lin Bennett's office ...Wil..maybe you could teach her about silence and Ethics....!!
Maybe this is just a "flag" article to let Harrell and Lin Bennett know that you are not going to write too much about them......!!!
The real victim in this story, Thomas Brown, was my Great Grandfather. Of course I never knew him, having been born in 1969. However I was told by my Grandmother, Lenora (Brown) McDonald, my Great Grandfather knew Willie Earle and gave him rides home for free several times, due to his (Earle's) numerous instances of public intoxication. My Great Grandfather, who was a World War One Veteran and a kind; non-racist gentle man, was murdered by Earle for a grand total of $12.00. The murder weapon (a knife) was found in Earle's bedroom, after police followed his footprints from the murder scene to his residence. My Great Grandfather has been forgotten in this story. Earle never got his day in court, but please remember my Great Grandfather never got the chance to live out his natural life or see his Grandchildren (Except the first when he was only days old) or any of his Great Grandchildren...
Very few people know or care who these people are. With the challenges facing us today it is just sad that so much writing would go into long settled disputes.
"I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution—which amendment, however, I have not seen—has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service. To avoid misconstruction of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable." - A. Lincoln 1st inaugural address
A. Lincoln was referring to the Corwin Amendment = ‘‘No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.’’ Approved, March 2, 1861.
If it WAS about slavery .. the South could have opted for the safe route .. Alexander Stephens once correctly remarked, slavery was more secure in the union than out of it because of the Fugitive Slave Clause
"Slavery" mentioned in the Confederate documents is but a smoke screen for the real issue .. MONEY & POWER. (some things never change)
A free-market zone established in all Southern Ports brought smiles to southern businessmen .. and panic to northern manufacturers AND the US gov't which had a revenue stream that had 85% coming from Southern ports.
The new history my son used was an improvement, but it lacked color, detail and Character. It was almost generic in content, cranked out by some national publisher to meet cookbook curriculum requirements. I suppose those are the options in the South, fantastic romance or souless pretense. Too bad the real history of the state isn't really available in the schools. The Edgar history is really for older Students and it covers a lot of important material.
Ah, page 20 is over here:
Hey, I've been looking for page 20 for an hour. Where the hell is page 20?
We all owe gratitude to Dr. Walter Edgar for his fine, and accurate, history of South Carolina! In a few years, Charleston will have the International African American Museum at Arrival Square to show through exhibitions and educational programs the central role Africans and African American played in the development of the Lowcountry.
John Fleming, IAAM Director
In 1860 the average South Carolinian was a slave.
Well here we go, Will, more proof that despite the clear, explicit, easily found and read words of the articles of secession, the Confederate constitution, and writings of the day... the white men of Carolina are not about to have their beloved Confederacy besmirched to this day!
Face it, Rebs, in 1860 the vast majority of the state was either enslaved or a slaver; the non-slaving free population was a distinct minority and thus the political winds needed only blow in the plantation owners' direction. The call to arms was enforced by law... sure there was an innate fighting spirit and propaganda as well but the force of law compelled the able-bodied to fight, pride or not.
It is painful to read other free Americans bemoan the fact that the Confederacy wasn't allowed to simply become its own banana republic ad infinitum. I would assume that such people can trace their direct heritage to planters' fortunes, and thus view their chances as pretty damn good.
Gfryesc, I responded to your point and you decided to change the subject to events a decade later. Also, you appear to never have heard of the War with Mexico.
Yeah, I'm quite sure that the multitude of poor white SC farmers jumped at the chance to defend the rights of the rich, slave-owning minority of white farmers just because. sigh...it had absolutely "0" to do with the outrageous taxes put on the south to cover the north's inability to create revenue for it's factories. (eyeroll) The south got almost nothing in return for those taxes and tariffs put on them by the north. I challenge ANYONE to find a document or bill regarding slaves and the war prior to the war. If you don't see a reflection of what is happening now to then, you are a fool. I mean it's not like Lincoln was concerned about money or anything, it's not like he started the fed income tax or anything....o wait.
If federal soldiers invade my state to ensure tax collecting, you can be damned sure I'm gonna take up arms.
P.S. To the writer...you are going to find out real soon, YOUR history you've been fed is very wrong. SHUTUP SLAVE!!!
That's some good rewrite there, I wonder if the Buffalo soldiers sang the battle hymn when Grant sent them in to clear out the Indians. Or were they just cannon fodder like the 54th? The point is that war was fought for imperial power and money. The south thought each state was sovereign and the US was a voluntary compact. Force compelled them otherwise. That began the American empire, and any time we invade any other country, remember those roots and that US citizens are themselves helpless to stop the empire.
Great article. As for gfryesc, I don't know what the particular battle cry of each regiment of the 150,000 black Union soldiers was, but The song of the 54th Mass. Included the line "give us a flag, all free without a slave". Among white soldiers, The Battle Hymn of the Republic was immensely popular and was sung on the march into battle. It includes many references to ending slavery including "As he died to make men holy let us die to make men free".
Perhaps what is needed here is a history of Mr Richard E DeReef, the Black man in Charleston who owned more Black slaves than anyone. Mr DeReef owned a lumber business and some real-estate in charleston. Yet , I never hear of this man in any history of the Black slaves around charleston. Most slave holders in this area were Black men. I am sure they treated their slaves well as did most white folks who owned them . after all who wants to damage or hurt their charges so they can't get the crops in ? or plant them , or till the land ?
Ha, I'm not sure any civil war battle began with the cry: "Do It For The Negros!". From either side.
lets see, the Black population of america is now at 12.8 % total. that means Black men are what % of that . anyone know ?after you count all the women then the children girls and boys up to 15.there isn't many young men or older men. that % commit about 90% of crimes in the nation. and account for 80% of people in our jails and prisons.what is Al and Jesse and the rest of the leadership of the Black community doing besides ranting in the papers about profiling, what is Dot Scott of the NAACP doing besides going to Washington and trying to get profiling put to rest by some law, like the recent hate crime law that will make christians criminals for teaching and Holding to their Belief and faith In Christ and the need to repent of sin
Since the US is stupidly obsessed with race, it's logical to expect police activity measured in terms of race would mirror the race of those convicted of committing crimes in a given community. In that case, I am sure that, for instance, North Charleston PD is RACIALLY BIASED against white people. They need to increase their "stop and frisks" of black people based on that statistic. Florida police, on the other hand, probably need to engage more with white people over age 70.
Profiling works. It's why you don't go outside for a long walk when you see cloudy weather. It's why Jesse Jackson said he's glad to see white people on the street behind him late at night instead of black people.
Of course, it's impossible to even consider that we could just end all references to race in any statistics or policies in the US. We are moving more towards South Africa circa 1990 with human racial classifications like "White Hispanic".
Liberals are trying to make crime prevention a crime.
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