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Response to Blue4Texas (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:41 PM

60. The US had tried to to that for decades

Every time US presidents or Congress came up with a compromise (see my other posts in this thread on the compromises), slave owning states pushed for more.

And even though by the 1860s the abolitionist movement in Europe and North America was very strong, the slave owners in the South refused to consider the idea that slavery as an institution was and should come to an end. They were not going to give up their nearly free labor.

Even today the same states that tried to cling to slavery still engage in wage slavery by their 'right to work' laws and discouragement of unions. IMO that is what has kept the South poor - not paying low level workers a living wage.

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