Enslavery was actually abolished because blacks are lazy?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by crgarcia, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. They didn't work hard, thus a quite failed enterprise.

    So they finally abolished enslavery to (try) to get them back to africa?
  2. What was cheaper - to feed & house the slaves or pay them a shit wage and let them find their own food and housing?
  3. Blacks didn't get worthless until LBJ put them on the dole. I did enough construction worth along side them as a kid to know they work hard when they have too.
  4. Crgarcia... if you were born into slavery would you have a been a good obedient slave and worked diligently for your master? Would you have done a really good job picking that cotton while your master was back at the slave quarters fucking the shit out of your woman and daughter?

    Does a lazy slave point to a lazy master? A master too lazy to apply his whip in the appropriate manner. A master to busy fathering mulatto children, rather than making sure that his slaves got their work done quickly?
  5. Ricter


    The historical record on this is huge, but in a nutshell I think it was abolished simply because the South got its ass kicked.

  6. I wouldn't call these stats an ass kicking by any means. Especially since the confederacy had to fight a military double its size.

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  7. Ricter


    Defense is easier than offense.
  8. The transatlantic slave trade was abolished for several reasons: (1) bankers found it more profitable to lend to industrial entrepreneurs (the new economy) than to the transatlantic slave trade (the old economy); (2) increase in (successful) slave revolts; (3) agricultural overproduction led to lower prices; (4) higher prices for slaves--rising labor costs: (5) it made more sense to sell industrial goods to Africa than to perpetuate the slave trade--why destroy a potential market by sending the best and brightest across the Atlantic?: and (6) rising abolitionist movements convinced some Christians, after centuries of Christians supporting slavery, that slavery was morally indefensible and therefore had to be abolished.
  9. Ricter


    Well, it must have still been a hoot, kicking the South's ass.

  10. Had the north been reliant on agriculture, I wonder what history would have wrote.
    #10     Sep 11, 2009