Re: Biography of the Day: Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
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> "Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half
> voted for President. One hopes it is the same half."Thank you, Bob, while this bio was very concise I found one piece
> --Gore Vidal, author.
that provided some food for thought. That is Cleburne's contention
that the agrarian population of the South could be utilized very
effectively without the resort to slavery.
I has long been a thought of mine that the advent of share-cropping
benefited both the tenant and landlord and led to increased
production and liberty. I have no data on this theory, but it
seems intuitively reasonable to me.