Re: [sixties-l] Re: Nader Fiasco

From: Carrol Cox (
Date: 11/28/00

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    Richard Schneirov wrote:
    >  In 1840 and again in 1844 a group of "principled" abolitionists
    > left the Whig party and nominated James Birney for President.
    And the result was the election of Lincoln in 1860, the insurrection
    of the slave drivers, and the 13th amendment. Had some principled
    group kept up the struggle by deserting the Republican Party and
    throwing elections to the Democrats, the Civil Rights Movement
    might have come half a century sooner.

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