Confederate Vampires: How Abraham Lincoln Fights for the 99 Percent
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The generation who lived, fought and survived the Civil War would have agreed. As the last battles raged, Lincoln gave his Second Inaugural Address. “Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk,” he told the Washington audience, “And until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." Amen.
Nicholas Powers is an assistant professor of literature at SUNY Old Westbury. His book of poetry, "Theater of War" was published by Upset Press in 2004. He has written for the Village Voice and the Indypendent.