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Old 02-18-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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Mississippi officially ratifies 13th amendment abolishing slavery
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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This is of no surprise to me. Mississippi was the 2nd biggest slave owning state in 1860. After the Civil War, that pretty much ended it for Mississippi as having an economy based on chattel slavery is concerned. I think at the time the 13th amendment was being ratified(after the Civil War), officials in Mississippi in those days probably were looking for a chance to re-establish slavery. Please remember, I'm talking about back then.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Thanks for the info. Other than driving through Biloxi on the way to Florida or New Orleans, another state to cross off the "place to visit" list.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: North America
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It is perfectly fine to bash Mississippi if you are a liberal who has never lived there but it is not OK to bash certain members of groups who are prone to violent crime even if you've been a victim of said violence.

Typical progressive double standard.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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It is perfectly fine to bash Mississippi if you are a liberal who has never lived there but it is not OK to bash certain members of groups who are prone to violent crime even if you've been a victim of said violence.

Typical progressive double standard.
What does this have to do with ratifying the 13th amendment? Please answer that for me.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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This video says it all,...


Shockingly Stupid Republicans: What's the Matter with Mississippi? - YouTube
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Well, there goes my business plan for growin' cotton on the Delta!

During the post-war Reconstruction era, Mississippi, like many southern states, had African American representatives in Congress and the Senate as well as the state legislature. Former officials who had supported the Confederacy were prohibited from seeking office. Many states that had initially rejected the 13th amendment ratified it during Reconstruction. So I don't know why they (Miss.) did not ratify it at that time.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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This belongs in the history forum.
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