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Slavery – boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : 1790 - a failed opportunity to abolish slavery in the USA

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How Southern aristocrats devised patriarchal slavery to relieve their conscience and the failed opportunity to abolish slavery in the USA in 1790.

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…  these conditions were not fulfilled at the end of the American Independence War. Slavery could have found its end in the USA during the first term of the first American president, had there been a strong political will for emancipation and had technological progress devised in New England not created a new foundation for the prosperity of Southern plantations. The most libertarian of Virginia’s elite, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and


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