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What were those "clipper ships" for again?

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There's a lot of history is those "vague" spots that they don't talk much about in history class.

For example, how did America's richest families make their vast fortunes in the early-mid 19th century?

Manufacturing? Yeah, some.

But the big money makers were slaves and dope.

Yes, dope.

Contrary to make-believe history, those romantic clipper ships in Boston Harbor weren't just bringing back tea from China.

They were winging opium from India to China as fast as they could and bringing back silver by the ton.

Skull and Bones of Yale was founded by the kids whose families made their money this way and the new generation - those Bush kids - picked up the thread in the 20th century.
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