I bought “original intentions. “

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You might want to have a look at this book about the contemporary events of the East India Company, of which the Founders were painfully aware.

Certainly alarmed.

The Anarchy by William Dalrymple.

As the Founders were certainly aware of Ireland, although they would have shuddered to mention it, never mind compare.


The American Revolution and The East India Company were to influence each other rather dramatically, through the medium of London. In fact the echo back gave us our modern concepts of race, to our lasting confusion.

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Thanks for the recommendation!

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Wonderful piece, and a fascinating book I'll have to read. I'm curious if this anxiety over debt amongst the planter class contributed to Jefferson's deep reservations about Hamilton's Bank. Does that topic ever surface in the book?

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