The Corner

Re: Strom Did It

Essie Mae Washington-Williams seems to have been the fruit of an act of

droit de seigneur, her mother having been a servant in the Thurmond

household. The ethos of the time was captured in an old English song:

“It’s the same the ‘ole world over

It’s the poor wot gets the blame.

And the rich wot gets the pleasure–

Ain’t it all a bloomin’ shame!”


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