Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 22 July 2019

Two things I'd like to remind you of.

Inca gold and silver
together with the Catholic Church
and men on benches in Bologna
were crucial in the development
of capitalism.

Serfs were freed in Russia
without a civil war
before slavery was (technically)
abolished in the USA.

1 comment:

Marcus Billson said...

The difference in time is astounding. The serfs were freed in 1825 by the Czar. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation came in 1863 effectively freeing the slaves in slave states that stayed with the Union (e.g. Kentucky and Maryland--there were others besides the territories like Kansas and Nebraska, etc.), and also covering areas under battle control of the Union Army in the South. Areas still in the Confederacy and under Confederate Army control were not effected until their surrender in 1865.