There was an interesting piece on the 1840 census in the Washington Post.

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There was an interesting piece in the Washington Post yesterday about how errors in the 1840 census were used to argue in support of slavery.

The bogus U.S. census numbers showing slavery’s ‘wonderful influence’ on the enslaved

in The Tree House by Dave Ebaugh G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k points)

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Hi Dave,

Thanks for this incredibly powerful and insightful article!
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (731k points)
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How maddening that the author of the report realizes his mistake, tries to correct it, and is prevented by politicians like Calhoun who thrived on lies.
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An alternate to the 'paywall' at the Washington Post: (, a summary.
by Living Britain G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)

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