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    Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history? Does the evil of slavery taint our county more or less than others?

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by James972 View Post
    Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history? Does the evil of slavery taint our county more or less than others?

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by James972 View Post
    Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history? Does the evil of slavery taint our county more or less than others?
    I would imagine that for the 4 generations kept in slavery after the formation of the "all men are cretaed equal" USA it seemed like a long time. It must also be remembered that times didn't immediately get all rosy for blacks in the US after 1865. Slavery, coupled with decades of continued racism, certainly counts as a taint.
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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by James972 View Post
    Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history? Does the evil of slavery taint our county more or less than others?
    What plant are you talking about?

    And considering that America banned slavery long after most European states did even in their colonies--- and was second to last in the Western Hemisphere--- and was the only country which fought a massive civil war over it......

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElChupacabra View Post
    given the plants history , I think America never had a grip on the conditions that caused servitude to start with. but from heretofor the bandwidth has been broadened and those living in darkness have seen a great gig in the sky

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by hado117 View Post
    given the plants history , i think america never had a grip on the conditions that caused servitude to start with. But from heretofor the bandwidth has been broadened and those living in darkness have seen a great gig in the sky
    testify!

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I would imagine that for the 4 generations kept in slavery after the formation of the "all men are cretaed equal" USA it seemed like a long time. It must also be remembered that times didn't immediately get all rosy for blacks in the US after 1865. Slavery, coupled with decades of continued racism, certainly counts as a taint.
    There were anti-slave and abolitionist movements almost from the beginning of the union.

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    There were anti-slave and abolitionist movements almost from the beginning of the union.
    I'm sure that was comforting for a few but did little for most.
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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I'm sure that was comforting for a few but did little for most.
    Not the point. I was pointing out that from early on there were influences working to do away with slavery; we didn't just wake up in 1861 and say "Hey, let's go kick on those slave owners butts and free their slaves".

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I'm sure that was comforting for a few but did little for most.
    it sure as hell comforted me! it comforted the **** out of me! i was comforted from comfort to comfort, i have been comforted i am being comforted an i will be comfortable. comfy comfort us with your comfort if i wasnt comfortable ,.,.. i would be looking for ways to become comfortable. comfort my people.

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