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Are we really going to let Chinese-Americans take credit for the building of America's railroad system? The Chinese weren't Chattel Slaves? #KamalaHarris #AmericanRailroads #ADOS
I'm making my way through this book (πŸ‘‡πŸΎ).

The author states in the first chapter: "...Slaves constructed much of the antebellum South 8,784-mile (by 1861) rail network..."
#ADOS #BreakingBrown
The prologue of this book details the story of Rose, a slave who was hired (rented out by her owner) to work on the railroads as a cook. Enslaved women worked not only as cooks but as construction laborers on occasion. #ADOS
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