Originally Posted by frazod
You tell me, would you rather have to feed and house 100 slaves, or own one ****ing tractor?
Perhaps it would have eliminated slavery, but you're ignoring the rest of what came with slavery. The South wasn't keen to have millions of former slaves freed and their entire social structure, in addition to their economic structure, was built in slavery and the slave system. Hard to see how they would set the slaves free.
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