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

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

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    Nice post.

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    Avatar photoGuy Farrish
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    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.

     

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    Avatar photoSteve Johnson
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    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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