Skip to main content

View Diary: A legal artifact of slavery (96 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  That wasn't the case. (5+ / 0-)

    At the us founding there was lots of land for cash crops but little labor available.   The cheapest way to obtain labor to turn the land into productive crops was forced labor--forced to come, forced to work, and prevented from homesteading on their own.  Notably the big struggles over slavery occurred when the us acquired big chunks of land that needed labor for exploitation.

    One piece of free advice to the GOP: Drop the culture wars, explicitly.

    by Inland on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:52:58 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site