Sunday, May 28, 2017

Emancipation

“Right now I'm thinking a good deal about emancipation. One of our sins was slavery, another was emancipation. It's a paradox. In theory, emancipation was one of the glories of our democracy - and it was. But the way it was done led to tragedy, turning four million people loose with no jobs or trades or learning. And then in 1877 for a few electoral votes, just abandoning them entirely. A huge amount of pain and trouble resulted. Everybody in America is still paying for it.”
― Shelby Foote

e·man·ci·pa·tion
əˌmansəˈpāSH(ə)n/
noun
noun: emancipation; plural noun: emancipations

the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.
"the emancipation of feminist ideas"
the freeing of someone from slavery.
"the early struggle for emancipation from slavery"

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