Rum, made from a byproduct of sugar cane, was a big part of early American trade.
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If you have Edward Sharpe stuck in your head now, you are welcome.
Want more More? He published a few other works, and all of his writings are solidly in the public domain and easy to get.
The Summer of Wonders lives again!
You never know just how a work of art will be interpreted.
Slave or not, Anthony Johnson was still forced from his home.