Devotional No. 9


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“Since its founding, the United States has had an intimate relationship with clandestine commerce, and contraband capitalism was integral to the rise of the U.S. economy.”

via Gangster’s Paradise: The Untold History of the United States and International Crime.

…the physical savagery the radical dissenting Protestant settlers of America wreaked on the original inhabitants, and the intellectual savagery of their polemical attacks on the church…

via The Shocking Savagery of America’s Early History | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine.