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Actually, 2 1/2 acres (and a mule) was supposed to be given to the slaves


2 1/2 acres?? Hell, Deed Books in Maryland, for example, show how indentured servants received 50 acres as "freedom dues." The amount of land may have varied for colony to colony but it was always more than 2.5 and even the famed 40 acres and a mule (indentured servants supposed received farming tools and a gun) pales in comparison to the 160 acre tracts of land virtually given away to Whites in the 1862 Homestead Act.

http://www.pricegen.com/resources/servants.htm
http://www.archives.gov/educat...ssons/homestead-act/
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