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Powerful information. I appreciate the effort put forth, in reviewing the testimonies of former enslaved Americans. Great resource, for further research.

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Suck a dick if you don't like this account of civil war era life....

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I haven't read the whole book, but a cousin of mine pointed out in a college class that they were teaching that slaves were given the "worst" parts of the animal including the tongue, liver, heart, tripe, intestines - etc. I couldn't believe that was taught in a class considering these have been staples of European diet even before they even knew where Africa was.
Growing up with German heritage we always considered organ meat to be the premium parts - especially tongue - also pig intestine has been used to make sausage and wouldn't be parted with lightly. The pigs head is used to make scrapple aka hogs headcheese in England. Honestly the book treats these things like a horrible ordeal but that has been part of my culture for countless generations. Paired with the implication that this was somehow something new and introduced by slaves to our country is rather insulting to say the least.
 

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