In 1867, Republican US House Representative Thaddeus Stevens proposes H.R. 29, a slave-reparations bill, which promises each freed adult male slave forty acres of land and $100 to build a dwelling.

 

 

Reference: Harper’s Magazine, November 2000, Does America Owe a Debt to the Descendants of its Slaves?

in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations (ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 103

see also Part VI, entitled Historical Documents, in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations (ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at pp. 334-36.

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