Today in History: March 22

Mar 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Richmond Times-Dispatch

March 22, 1765 the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax.

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TPMP

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Mar 22, 2012
 
How about today being the emancipation day for the slaves in Puerto Rico?

It is a bank and public school holiday.
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Mar 22, 2012
 
I just has an intresting conversation with a Dominican for a moment.

I asked the individual if there was an emancipation day or commeration day for slaves in DR like there is in PR?

He said... Get this? No!...There is one for Haiti since they had slaves... Not DR.

Muddied waters.

It almost like they erased a major part of their history.

Just amazing!... No consciousness at all of their collective past.
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Mar 22, 2012
 
TPMP wrote:
I just has an intresting conversation with a Dominican for a moment.
I asked the individual if there was an emancipation day or commeration day for slaves in DR like there is in PR?
He said... Get this? No!...There is one for Haiti since they had slaves... Not DR.
Muddied waters.
It almost like they erased a major part of their history.
Just amazing!... No consciousness at all of their collective past.
Maybe the guy is not versed in Dominican history....
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Mar 22, 2012
 
I know the way the ELA has taught Puerto Rican history and the whole concept is been revised.

For starters, even though we had to wait until March 22, 1873 to emancipate the forty thiusand plus slaves in Puerto Rico....(because Cuba had millions and Spain treated us and Cuban economy as one and the same)....

...Puerto Rico wanted to abolish the institution of slavery back in 1812 (way before the US) and along when Haiti abolished theirs.

But, Cuba and Spain's economy depended on slavery to do business with the rest of the developed world...so, we had to "wait"....but, many of our slave owners freed theirs way before 1873.
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Mar 22, 2012
 
TPMP wrote:
I just has an intresting conversation with a Dominican for a moment.
I asked the individual if there was an emancipation day or commeration day for slaves in DR like there is in PR?
He said... Get this? No!...There is one for Haiti since they had slaves... Not DR.
Muddied waters.
It almost like they erased a major part of their history.
Just amazing!... No consciousness at all of their collective past.
Haiti abolished slavery in 1793, way before any "developed" nation around the world.

Economic development has nothing to do with morality.
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Mar 22, 2012
 
Brazil abolished slavery in 1888, because their agricultural economy rested on this institution.
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Mar 22, 2012
 
jorge wrote:
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Haiti abolished slavery in 1793, way before any "developed" nation around the world.
Economic development has nothing to do with morality.
Yes, the abolition of slavery in Haiti was imposed on the whole of the Hispaniola island (shared by both, Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Enlightenment reached the whole island way before it trickled down from America's upper classes which were exposed to Rousseau's, Voltaire's, Locke's, etc. ideas.
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Mar 23, 2012
 
jorge wrote:
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Maybe the guy is not versed in Dominican history....
True.
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Mar 23, 2012
 
jorge wrote:
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Haiti abolished slavery in 1793, way before any "developed" nation around the world.
Economic development has nothing to do with morality.
Haiti had a very strong black consciousness.

All the new world colonies who held slaves have a "moral debt"(for lack of a better word at the moment) to Haiti.
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Mar 23, 2012
 
jorge wrote:
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Yes, the abolition of slavery in Haiti was imposed on the whole of the Hispaniola island (shared by both, Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
Enlightenment reached the whole island way before it trickled down from America's upper classes which were exposed to Rousseau's, Voltaire's, Locke's, etc. ideas.
Haiti and DR were one at that particular time, correct?

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Similar to India and Pakistan.

EX: As well know...Pakistan really had no independence movement. They were partioned off from India. There is no consciousness there with a great independence movement.

A somewhat similar situation in regards to slavery with DR and Haiti. There is no consciousnees there with an empancipation movement.

They equate slavery with Haitt . While many of there population was black.

Even Duarte has been lightned up a bit....LOL!

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PBS just had a great series on Black in Latin America. I found it fascinating.

It covered Dr and Haiti
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Mar 23, 2012
 
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> Haiti and DR were one at that particular time, correct?
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Similar to India and Pakistan.
EX: As well know...Pakistan really had no independence movement. They were partioned off from India. There is no consciousness there with a great independence movement.
Haiti took advantage of the French Revolution, going on in France and killed most whites (in St. Domingue)...then (having been successful) just crossed over the river that separates them from the Spanish side and got rid of all the whites, on the Santo Domingo side....thus, liberating the Dominican blacks from the Spanish tyranny....

But, unlike Pakistan and India, the French and Spanish side of Hispaniola, were never one colony (but two separate ones, due to a treaty which ended one of the many wars between Spain and France).

But France's St Domingue was the wealthiest colony in the world...not so the Spanish side.

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