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Interesting bit of...what would you call it...trivia? History?

How the Sears Catalog Undermined White Supremacy in the Jim Crow South: kottke.org/18/10/how-the-sears

It's worth noting that Sears was not some progressive, anti-racist company; they were just willing to sell to pretty much whoever could pay and the fact that it was all mail order meant they didn't really have means to discriminate against customers if they'd wanted to.