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Gen W T Sherman: Stop recruiting for soldiers from my black laborers; "I must have (negro) labor and a large quantity of it."


Union General William T. Sherman
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On June 21, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman was in a foul mood. The cause of his exasperation this day was the loss of black labor due to the aggressive soldier recruitment efforts of… 1,205 more words

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Doing my civic duty

Jury duty today. I got lucky and didn’t have to show up at 8 am, but the call-in system said I had to be here at 1 and here I am. 247 more words

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Would You Choose Freedom or Your Wife?


Letter from runaway slave/freedman John Boston to his wife Elizabeth. John tells his wife he has escaped to freedom with the Union army — and might never see her again. 1,141 more words

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Harsh California Prison 'Potty Watch' Contraband Searches Are Mostly A Waste

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: “potty watches” where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course. 781 more words

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California's Invasive 'Contraband Watch' Often Yields Little

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: “potty watches” where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course. 782 more words

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Word On The Street....

Bobby Shmurda allegedly got his ass in even more trouble about a week ago (week ago) that added another charge to his list.

So during visitation on June 21st, Shmurda’s girl came to see him. 90 more words

Contraband

Ohhh, look at me, I’m Mark Wahlberg and I’ve got cash strapped to my overly muscular stomach of awesomeness!!!

Movie: Contraband

Main Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale and Mark Wahlberg’s muscles. 433 more words

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