Thursday, April 15, 2010

A history lesson. In 1850 and 1860, census takers recorded information on each enslaved person living in the United States. They completed special census forms for the slaves- listing them by age, sex, and colour. Because slaves were not considered real people, their names were not reported, unless they were over 100 years old.

1860 slave schedule, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (click on image to enlarge and see details).

In 1860, the State of Mississippi had more slaves (416,178) than free inhabitants (349,943).

So sorry that the fucking Governor of Virginia doesn't understand why the concept of a month honoring the traitors who defended slavery and started a war that killed half a million people isn't such a cool thing to do.

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