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Mick Lowe BS: Historic tour slave issue (102* d) RE: BS: Historic tour slave issue 14 Nov 02

Hi Fred

Not being an authorative on either American history nor slavery (thankfully I've never been there), but I can understand that in some extreme curmcanstances some poor souls being adbducted from their native Africa and transported to the US to work on the cotton or tobacco plantations might under a more tollerant "owner" have found life better from whence they came and therefore prefered to remain in the "service" of those who deemed to own them.. again you have to consider what alternatives were open to the newly freed slaves.. where would they go and what would they do?... so inspite of any laws proclaiming emanicipation they would have little alternative but to remain with what they knew and uderstood. I'm not condoning slavery in any shape or form here.. just that history likes things in black and white whereas the truth tends to have mosre shades of grey#


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