Pros And Cons Of Slavery

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Doug Wilson once said,“If slavery had been as bad as the abolitionists maintained that it was, and as we have been reminded countless times on supposedly good authority, then why were there not thousands of rabid abolitionists demanding an end to the evil? Or, even more to the point, why were there not hundreds of slave rebellions?” Through this Wilson is conveying his thoughts on the issue of slavery. This shows that he believes that slavery wasn’t an all around negative thing. This also shows that he believes that if slavery was such an issue, that people would’ve done more to stop it. There are many differing opinions on this issue. We know now that the enslavement of African Americans was undoubtedly a cruel institution. Today,…show more content…
The cotton economy would collapse, The tobacco crop would dry in the fields, and the rice would cease being profitable. Slaves were a key element in the livelihood of the south. One argument supporters made in defense of slavery was that the crop depended on cheap labor to be profitable. If slavery ceased to exist, plantation owners would be forced to hire from elsewhere in order to maintain their crops. Slaves were considered property, thus they worked for much cheaper than any other hired help would. This There was an innumerable amount of slaves working for cheap.The effect of this was that they were able to produce much and sell it to other places. Cotton was a very important good at this time one reason being that The north depended on the south to produce the cotton for them to make the cloth. The demand of cotton was so high, that the effect of the sudden depletion of slaves would be very drastic on the textile industry. The economy would be at a state of corruption. Supporters of slavery would argue that without salves the economy would collapse. Another economic argument was the foreign countries, as well as the north, were dependent on slave trade. Much of the British economy was reliant on the slave trade - both directly and indirectly. Raw produce such as sugar, tobacco, tea, coffee and cotton all came from slave plantations. These foods were widely consumed in British households, served in British shops, coffee and tea houses. Without slaves, these products would not be able to he produced, trade with foreign countries would dwindle into almost nothing. We would loose the goods we get from them because we would not be able to keep up with the demand of goods that they need resulting in Economic
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