SW10/WWW: Psychovant Teaches American History #15: How Big Was Slavery?

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Tue Jan 28 17:31:23 PST 2020

Psychovant the Duck, back with another weekly lesson in American 
history.  Last week, we talked about where "human resources" came from 
in the New World.  Injuns just didn't work for that.  That leads us

How big was slavery?  Russia and Sweden made it to North America without 
slaves.  But Holland, France, Spain, and England all brought some - but 
mostly to their south lands.  North had subsistence agriculture as long 
as their colonists were stuck in places like New England.  More slaves, 
more mouths to feed.  South had plantations, starting from about 
Virginia; plenty room for slaves.  France was the same from north to 
south, comparing Quebec with Louisiana.  Spain was even worse, and they 
were all south. 

-   So everyone had rules about slavery, but the rules basically said 
"Carry on".  England didn't ban slavery until they no longer ruled 
Virginia.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_codes

-- (signed) Scott Eiler  8{O> ------ http://www.eilertech.com/ -------

The soldiers presented a pathetic but inspiring spectacle. The
hospitals were crowded with sick and wounded; the walls were
gradually crumbling under incessant shell fire, yet that garrison
of heroes remained undaunted.

It was as Buck said, "just as if they had been Americans."

- from "The Airship Boys in the Great War", De Lysle F. Cass, 1915.
Coming soon to Project Gutenberg.  gutenberg.org

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