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Horace Greeley on the New Slavery, 1872

July 29, 2012

“We have stricken the shackles from four millions of human beings … by practically reducing the working population, white and black, to a state of serfdom. While boasting of our noble deeds, we are careful to conceal the ugly fact, that by our iniquitous monetary system, we have practically nationalized a system of oppression, which, though more refined, is only less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery.”

Horace Greeley, 1872

 

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