slavery

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a: Slavery ~
b: a resurgent disease

What:

"Slavery is like a resurgent disease in human affairs -- one which will never die unless a very real commitment is made to protect American freedoms. When we learn of continued slavery in the fields of Florida--and the deaths, rape, debt peonage, threats, and ruined lives that go with it -- we need to realize: this is a threat to our values and our way of life."


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Writer: John Bowe
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Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 4:23 PM



a: Slavery ~
b: phantom limb syndrome

What: "Well actually it has to do with that whole slavery thing and how white people were LITERALLY watching us all the time and us feeling like we couldn't relax. No, most of of black Americans today aren't slaves, but slavery is like phantom limb syndrome. Even though it's gone, we can still feel it."

Useful?
Writer: kamau
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Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 4:17 PM



a: Slavery ~
b: bad uncle

What:

"Slavery is like that uncle that paid for my college, but also molested me"


Useful?
Writer: Not Known
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 7 2014 4:12 PM



a: slavery ~
b: polio

What:

"SLAVERY is like polio. Most westerners associate it with earlier, darker times in human history. Its eradication is a sign of human progress. And yet despite these perceptions slavery, like polio, has not in fact been eradicated "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 4:13 PM



a: Justifying Slavery through States Rights ~
b: I don't know

What:

Seems like this has been turned into a bit of a dichotomy. Slavery and the idea of states rights were both real. In discussions of the origin of the Civil War, these ideas are put forth as an either or proposition. What's a good analogy for this?

Can someone come up with something?


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Writer: Lucretia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 20 2017 10:19 AM



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