What is wrong with us? We spend all this money going to China, going to Russia...– Karen Spears Zacharias (via azspot)
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Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things...– Natalie Goldberg (via hellanne)
King Cotton's Long Shadow →
Without slavery, however, the survey maps of the General Land Office would have remained a sort of science-fiction plan for a society that could never happen. Between 1820 and 1860 more than a million enslaved people were transported from the upper to the lower South, the vast majority by the venture-capitalist slave traders the slaves called “soul drivers.” The first wave cleared the region...