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ganulv
11-18-2011, 02:04 PM
Sarah Vowell did an excellent, if a bit stomach-churning, segment [LINK (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-november-17-2011/happy-evacuation-day)] on the Daily Show last night which managed to inject a bit of cultural critique (poking a little fun at both the Pilgrims and Americansí general dearth of historical knowledge) into a short lecture about the conditions faced by Revolutionary War POWs on prison ships in the waters near British-occupied New York.

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Happy Evacuation Day (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-november-17-2011/happy-evacuation-day)

Sarah Vowell thinks that Americans should be thanking the 11,000 loyal patriots who perished on British prison ships instead of some Mayflower-cruising Jesus freaks.

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http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5629581863_2595224915_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartshay/5629581863/)
Prison Ship Martyrsí Monument (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartshay/5629581863/).