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  • daniel.fink37 daniel.fink37 Jun 17, 2011 7:31 AM Flag

    40 ACRES AND A MULE???

     

    Socialism..at the end of the civil war the north took the land away from the south and gave it to the slaves??? The slaves sold the land for $0.50 an acre to the carpet baggers and eat the mule!!! Then the southerners told the slaves there was a land call chic-ago where chickens growed 3 feet tall and there was millions of them.that is how they ended up in chicago!!!! Lmfao

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    • Mais oui. very well.
      I walk amongst them.lol

      Speaking of which, and we were, weren't we, I'm dying for the 'Book of Mormon' production to get made into a movie I can show The Little Mormon Chirren. <snicker>

    • Beg to differ. Joek attacked another poster vehemently, with lies. That poster DOES sound racist, no need to bring in lies.

    • yes, I think it usually is joek.
      No, on dial-up there's not the time to play his games. I go back on another ID occasionally to change the wallpaper.

    • Donut to Joekdoe: "I pointed out that 'forty acres and a mule' was something that DID exist. I neither said that it was beneficent nor that it worked. Thank you for agreeing."

      Read joekdoe's post that she replied to if you want to see the personal attack. When did you jump on the bash Donut bandwagon?

      BTW, Joekdoe can speak for himself, you don't need to be his mouthpiece.

    • a kinda jewish beak

      There you go again! More anti-Semitic racism. Will you never learn?

      <snark>

    • Where do you get the distorted idea that the poster was remotely serious? Is nothing too outlandish for you and joekdoe to accept as a serious post?

    • I already corrected him once on that comment but not as well as you have. where do these guys get this distorted view of history? Glen Beck?

    • Again you do not know history.

      histclo.com

      From an early stage in the Civil War, slaves began fleeing plantations in an effort to reach the advancing Federal lines. These people were as first called contrabands. They were used as workers to support the Federal Army. The Federal armies in the west achieved more success than in Virginia and by the first year of the War had penetrated deep into the Confederacy and soon had thousands of run-away blacks to care for. President Lincoln chnged their status with the Empancupation Proclamation (1963). As the fortunes of the Confederacy declined, more and more former slaves fleed the plantations. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman in part to deal with the huge numbers of freed slaves following his army, issued Special Field Orders, No. 15 which awarded a land grant of a quarter of a quarter section (160 acres) to heads of households (January 16, 1865). This essentially transferred plantation land to freed slaves. It was applied to the areas under the control of Sherman's army (coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida). Sherman's orders specified "the islands from Charleston, south, the abandoned rice fields along the rivers for thirty miles back from the sea, and the country bordering the St. Johns river, Florida." The term term "40 acres and a mule" was not used in Sherman's order. It is likely, however, that mules were also distrubted. Sherman's orders were the origin of the Reconstruction phrase "40 acreas and a mule". Federal and state homestead grants at the time commonly ranged from auarter to a full section. An estimated 10,000 freed slaves were settled on about 0.4 million acres in Georgia and South Carolina. There were also a great deal of land that had been abandones or confiscated from Confederates. The Confiscation Acts passed by Congress (1861 and 1862) meant that large amounts of land were available for distribution to former slaves. . Most of this land was, however, returned to the former owners as a result of President Lincoln and Johnson's lenient amnenesty proclamations. President Johnson, in particular, ensured that a wholesale land redistribution to the freed slaves did not occur. President Johnson after President Lincoln was assasinated also revoked Sherman's Orders. The Freeman's Act which fllowed contained no land grants. The land was, as a result, returned to its former owners. Despite the failure of Sherman's plan, many blacks did buy land in the South. The defeat of the Confederacy and the collapse of the economy resulted in aharp drop in land prices. This enabled many former slaves to buy land. We do not have details yet on just how much land that former slaves managed to purchase, but believe it was substantial. A major factor here was a decesion by the Federal Government to make oublic lands available on a non-discrimnatory basis. Thus sales of public lands occurred in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississipp. One historian reports that former slaves owned substantial areas of land: Folorida (161,000 acres) and Georgia (350,000 acres). [Franklin, p. 312.] If one sivudes these amounts by 40 acres per family farm and an average family of about 5-6 people. one can get a general idea of land ownership as a result of Reconstruction. Clearly only a minority of blacks acquired land, but it was not an inconaequential minority. We would be interested in any references readers can provide addressing this issue. We have archived some images on HBC of black landowners. We note an Arkansas family about 1940.

    • You know, awhile back one of the roosters The Little Mormon Chirren had coulda gone 3'.....(wasn't interested in chicken height at the time) huge thing, had a kinda jewish beak, I think they was a ratite in the woodpile. :)
      Could have been a Chicago chicken, though. No provenance with it.

    • That is utterly ridiculous.

      If you honestly believe that in this post -


      "SOCIALISM..AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR THE NORTH TOOK THE LAND AWAY FROM THE SOUTH AND GAVE IT TO THE SLAVES??? THE SLAVES SOLD THE LAND FOR $0.50 AN ACRE TO THE CARPET BAGGERS AND EAT THE MULE!!! THEN THE SOUTHERNERS TOLD THE SLAVES THERE WAS A LAND CALL CHIC-AGO WHERE CHICKENS GROWED 3 FEET TALL AND THERE WAS MILLIONS OF THEM.THAT IS HOW THEY ENDED UP IN CHICAGO!!!! LMFAO" -


      "daniel.fink is posting a Southern Myth about how the blacks were cared for after the Civil War", then you are completely incapable of recognizing a put-on. That, or you were bored and looking for any pretense to "poke the anthill with a stick" or push someone's "hot buttons". It's what you do.

      When Donut chimed in to comment on that post, you took it as an opportunity to continue on your gratuitous racemongering crusade vendetta against Donut for refusing to be a good girl and back up whatever you post.

      daniel.fink tossed out a patently obvious and ridiculous baited hook and you chomped down on it.

      You've found a "hot button" you can push to get Donut to react and you will run it further into the ground than you already have. Your problem is you know Donut is more socially liberal and accepting of individual and group differences than you have ever been and you aren't able to handle that knowledge without attacking her with baseless accusations.

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