Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bailout Recipients Use Money to Attack Key Labor Bill; Slavery Defended: The Views of the Old South

(Quoted by Joey Tranchina in a comment on Sam Stein's Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key Labor Bill)

"At the slaveholding South all is peace, quiet, plenty and contentment. We have no mobs, no trade unions, no strikes for higher wages, no armed resistance to the law, but little jealousy of the rich by the poor."

--Virginia plantation master, George Fitzhugh (1806-1881) in "Slavery Defended: the views of the Old South" (Edited by; Eric L. McKitrick, Columbia University)

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