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I visited a Louisiana plantation some time ago. One of the items on display was the inventory of slaves.

It listed their names; where they were from, age, gender, book value, and special talents/skills.

At the top: Charles. 52 years old from west Africa. $5,000.

He is devoted, friendly and loyal.

He can read and write, and speak English, French, and Haitian Creole.

He understands architectural drawings and can direct construction projects. He is highly knowledgable with respect to agriculture and food storage. He has a keen intuition with respect to short term weather forecasting.

Basically, your perfect slave. Talented while having no risk of causing you trouble.

Then, at the bottom. Two female - each worth $100. One an 18 year old. "She is a lunatic" was the only comment. Ok.

Another made me sad. 2 years old and it said "She has no redeeming qualities whatsoever." Already making that determination?

It was weird to see but an interesting slice of history circa 1850.

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Dr.Ben Carson book One Nation ,I will past judgement on it once I'm done So far so good

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I've been reading the daily log kept by a Louisiana sugar cane plantation overseer in 1861. There is a daily account of the weather, the tasks being performed, the number of slaves assigned to each task, etc. It's not exactly riveting stuff, but it does give some insight into the way things were. "40 slaves sick," is an entry on the day the Civil War started. Two days later: "some slaves better, some not."

Over 200 slaves worked on this 1,500 acre plantation. In the owner's will, he specified that upon his death the slaves should be freed and given passage to Liberia and $50 cash. That provision was successfully challenged in court by his heirs.

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reading a murder/mystery series.

Louisville KY
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Reacquainting myself with the South Beach Diet Book.

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@BT: When I read your posts sometimes, I really want to cum to New Orleans. You are fucking crazy. @NJNY: I used to love vampires. Now I can't stand them. I guess they just made too many movies, etc. about them.

I have to pick up something new to read; haven't read a book since J Lo's which I could have passed on.

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Where's the What's For Dissert? thread?

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Dissertation research...

Lucky me

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Money..... master the game. By Tony Robbins. Mr lc

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Welcome to the forums INTREPID

The Paris Wife - about Hemingway and his first wife Hadley (before the fame)

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