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What would you be wearing in 19th Century Savannah?
An ice cream-colored suit 50%
A hoop skirt 0%
slave rags 25%
A gray military uniform 25%

Votes: 4

 King Cotton

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Mar 31, 2002
As I had stated in my last journal entry, I gave up Adequacy for Lent. I guess I'm back now. Hopefully I won't be posting as much from now on. My grades were hurting enough without this distraction.

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For Spring Break, I visited Savannah, GA. The city amazed me. I had no idea such a place existed. As insular, ill-traveled Alabamian, I had always figured the genteel, aristocratic antebellum South was a myth. There was certainly little evidence of it here in the "Heart of Dixie." Alabama has a few plantation homes, but the state has always seemed to be poor.

But Savannah, here was a genuine commerce capital of the pre-Civil War South. The city is absolutely beautiful. The houses are amazing, the foliage is comforting, and the parks are relaxing. I suppose, under any capitalist system, the wealth collects near the top, and the owners of the cotton companies had their offices at this important port. This wealth was compounded by the institution of slavery.

I have always found it interesting how certain social situations create beautiful buildings. The feudal system and a powerful Church resulted in the great palaces and cathedrals of Europe. Religious fanaticism and slavery produced the pyramids of Egypt. I know of no great monuments stemming from American Slavery, but apparently it produced some cool neighborhoods.

I would rather have a free people than pretty houses. Especially since chances would be against me actually living in one. I wonder what the future will think about the architectural artifacts of American 20th Century capitalism.


I know the answer to that one! (none / 0) (#1)
by tkatchev on Sun Mar 31st, 2002 at 11:14:34 PM PST
The ruins of the WTC, perhaps?

Peace and much love...

Welcome back! (none / 0) (#2)
by RobotSlave on Sun Mar 31st, 2002 at 11:48:46 PM PST
I am a little sloppy at the moment, having given up alcohol for Lent, and come rather exuberantly and decisively back to the fold on this first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. So. In all sloppiness, I say:

I have missed you, Mr. Incision.

May you continue to type interesting things.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

Hey! (none / 0) (#3)
by derek3000 on Mon Apr 1st, 2002 at 06:19:37 AM PST
I missed you too. Good to have you back.

My parents also visited Savannah and they had the time of their lives. You may be on to something there.

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

You're back!! (none / 0) (#4)
by hauntedattics on Mon Apr 1st, 2002 at 06:37:51 AM PST
Welcome back, Mr. Incision. Glad to see you back after Lent, though I hope our fine site doesn't interfere with your grades.

I can actually think of some very nice old houses in New England that weren't built on slavery... OK, maybe some of them were. But I think many were built on whaling, which I suppose for some people is the same thing.


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