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  • Coach C

    Kudos to you sir in delivering the Truth about the establishment of the United States based solely on the premise of slave labor. Not only did these slave holders become presidents and senators and congressmen, they also controlled the economic balance between the northern capitalists and the southern planter, i.e., slave holders.
    After teaching American History for 16 years I have come across a book that has been on my bookshelf for 20 years - "Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880" by W.E.B. DuBois. If you are familiar with this book you realize that his analysis of this most critical period of American history is spot on as to what the sentiment in this country is today in its opposition to the 44th President of the U.S. A. The issues - states' rights, affirmative action, welfare, a growing dependent middle class, the suppression of the franchise -- all issues today; Dubois deals with in this book written in Atlanta, GA while on the faculty at Morehouse University in 1935. He quotes the men, who in the congressional chambers between 1860 and 1870 called for and supported the enfranchisement of the freed slaves and those that vehemently opposed such a notion. His fresh perspective on a much maligned era of American history often characterized as a time after the Civil War that “incompetent, lazy, shiftless Negroes took over the Halls of Congress and mismanaged finances, committed fraud, and all sorts of other deviant behavior because of their inherent ignorance”. This was the national narrative throughout the turn of the century and all social studies textbooks echoed this description of the Reconstruction Era. DuBois sets the story right. As my Uncle Mitchell said to me yesterday, “No one should be able to teach American History without reading this book first.”
    Dubois’ scholarly work in challenging the Great Depression historians’ description of Reconstruction reveals a perspective that cannot be found in any American History textbook written after 1940. Dubois gives an extensive account of the moment to moment actions of Congressmen, Military leaders, President Lincoln, and newsmen, along with letters between Lincoln and Carl Marx, who in 1860 was a news reporter for a British newspaper. Dubois captures the genius of how the Captains of Industry, along with corporate banks, used the age old concept of divide and conquer to keep black and white workers pitted against each other, however black workers never have had the same economic opportunities as white workers. The rise of capitalism based on acquisition and profit dominated both white and black labor and created the type of dependency most American have on the government today.
    Thank you for exposing the dark past of our early Presidents. Dubois reveals the deals with the devil that the Presidents in the post Reconstruction Era made with the powers that be to create the era of Jim Crow – another form of slavery. But now 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 America is still not free of its sorted past. The remnants of the former slave owners’ ideology is firmly rooted in the Tea Party of 2014. We must continue to be diligent and teach our children the truth about our country’s past and present.
    Coach C

  • Gn Nagaraj

    an eye opener. so the great Washington was no hero of freedom. only that of his freedom and of people like him. The trick of rotation by a president is something that is fit for sued for crime it is.