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    Avatar photovtsaogames

    An exhibit at the New York Oublic Library on 42nd Street inspired this post.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    Avatar photowillz

    Nice post.

    Avatar photoGuy Farrish

    Good post.

    Strange how your perspective alters over the years.

    I remember the War of Jenkins Ear because of the silly name and an illustration in a school text book from when I was c10yrs old. There was a plucky British chap having been brutally attacked by a rather shifty looking type in too much finery on a ship’s deck.

    Nobody mentioned slave trading when we did it at school.

    Finite volume mercantilism, what a fine idea to go to war about, not to mention the ‘goods’ being traded.


    Avatar photoSteve Johnson

    As Guy said, we only ever got the British basic point of view here and never had the salvery and mercantile angle told at all.

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