The Jewish Politician and Slave Owner Who Was the Brains of the Confederacy

Judah Benjamin was the largest Jewish slave owner in the South and a key member of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ government. ‘This is a person who had some very impressive qualities but did sickening, horrible things,’ says biographer James Traub

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Rich Tenorio
Rich Tenorio
Rich Tenorio
Rich Tenorio

There have never been any calls to topple statues of Confederate politician Judah Benjamin. But that’s probably because no statues were erected in the first place.

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