From “The Spell of the Yukon”
“There‘s a land - oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back - and I will.”
This is a poem about Alaska, once known as Seward‘s Folly.
#QuotsyApr19 | 16: #Folly
📷: Made with Typorama
“They‘ve different laws than us.They‘ve entirely stopped the slave trade in their own country—the worse for them—and would like us to copy them in their #folly.Why, the trade is the best trade there is!Black Gold, we call it! Still, there‘s one way they help us. The native chiefs are so greedy for our trade goods, they sell their people cheaper than they ever did to tempt us to run the British blockade. So we profit despite the damned Englishmen.”