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398.2 is the fairy tale section for the Dewey Decimal System...so cute and so nerdy- I absolutely need this.
"White Slaves in the Sugar Plantations of Barbados. None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot."
The Forgotten ‘White’ Slaves’, during that decade some 52,000, mostly women and children were sold to Barbados and Virginia, with another 30,000 Irish men and women transported to and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Oliver Cromwell ordered that 2,000 children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers there.
What a wonderful day Ireland had yesterday. I'm right there in that crowd to the extreme left, (having queued and waited for six hours), listening to President Barack Obama deliver a wonderful speech- it was fantastic - Ireland delighted in his visit. Addressing a crowd of up to 60,000 people at College Green in Dublin this evening, Mr Obama said never has a nation so small inspired so much in another. "Irish signatures are on our founding documents. Irish blood was spilled on our battlefields. Irish sweat built our great cities" "When we strove to blot out the stain of slavery and advance the rights of man, we found common cause with your struggles against oppression. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and our great abolitionist, forged an unlikely friendship right here in Dublin with your great liberator, Daniel O'Connell," he said.
Father's Day gift for grandpa. Almost teared up on this one ;)
Christmas gift idea for the grandparents.@Mary Beth Burrell
@Overstock - Shel Silverstein writes and draws an intriguingly ambiguous classic, the meaning of which will probably always be debated. The Giving Tree tells the tale of a young boy and the tree who, literally piece by piece, gives her life for him.http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/Giving-Tree-by-Shel-Silverstein-Hardcover/81113/product.html?CID=214117 $10.91