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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:07 AM

8. the value of labor has declined steadily since 1820

so it seems possible that slavery would have ended when the cost of using day laborers fell below the cost of keeping slaves.

ETA: there is still slave labor in the US btw. Rich woman keeps slave in closet of mansion, March 2012:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/02/rich-new-york-woman-accused-of-keeping-immigrant-slave-in-mansion-closet/

Chained to sewing machines on Canal Street in NYC, 1998:
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2053983,00.html

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