Archive for December 18th, 2017

“At the outbreak of the war in 1861, 15,000 slaves were working for Southern railroads…. “Housing often consisted of little more than a tent, and diseases such as scarlet fever, cholera and malaria were rife. [Theodore Kornweibel Jr.] cites a particularly egregious case where a contractor on the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad kept slaves […]

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