For The Slavery\Civil War\Reconstruction Buff In You – Ta-Nehisi Coates:
“I don’t say this to be provocative, but there is no way to get around this–Slavery was big business. The antebellum Southern economy didn’t have slavery as an unfortunate appendage–it was it’s trunk, not a branch. We’re not even talking about the damage done to the slaves themselves. “
(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)
Great, great post. Why I read this blog religiously.