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comment How close to the “free zone” did slaves get (excluding escapees and those with owner permission to go there (i.e. temporarily, just passing through))?
There are two assumptions here that need examination. If my family has owned property for 100 years and part of that property is land and part is a slave, then I don't care who is across the river/state line/whatever. We all know they have strange laws over there. The second is that the Southern lifestyle, customs and laws were crystal clear that slaves were property, just like an axe handle. If I leave my axe handle or my slave next door at the neighbors, then my neighbor is legally obliged to return my property to me, or be in receipt of stolen goods. I don't agree with the system.
May
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reviewed Reviewed Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?
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revised Was the Night of the Long Knives principally a means to obtain loyalty of the German military leadership?
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comment What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?
Land; people moved to America in the hopes of gaining land. The Crown forbid settlement across the Ohio, which denied the colonists their hope. Canada didn't have the restriction and there wasn't enough more land in Jamaica. Also remember that the British "Empire" effectively begins with the seven years war, so there aren't that many other colonies.
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reviewed Close How close to the “free zone” did slaves get (excluding escapees and those with owner permission to go there (i.e. temporarily, just passing through))?
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comment How close to the “free zone” did slaves get (excluding escapees and those with owner permission to go there (i.e. temporarily, just passing through))?
I'm not sure that I understand your definition of a "servant" distinct from a slave. A slave could stand on free soil and still be chattell (See "The Black Count" for some interesting French examples. Sally Hemings travelled the world with Jefferson and remained chattel. I don't think that H:SE should discuss "psychological profile", or "it must have been..." - these are techniques that are more appropriate to discussion than to Question and answer.
May
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reviewed Leave Open Eohric of East Anglia and the usage of lion heads on banners
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reviewed Close How did messages in art, entertainment, etc. influence perception of Canada?
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comment How did messages in art, entertainment, etc. influence perception of Canada?
Very difficult to prove "influence" in the general case; easy to offer an opinion, but difficult to demonstrate.
May
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reviewed Leave Open Where any other members of the Kennedy (Political) family affected by Addison's disease?
May
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reviewed Leave Open Historical Death Toll due to Disease
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comment Historical Death Toll due to Disease
Could we rephrase the question to emphasize methods? This is a good history question phrased in a way that seems to violate the rules. (I think it may be an XY question. What about "How could I design a study to compare death due to pestilence over specific time periods?"
May
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reviewed Leave Open Is this character based on a real person?
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comment Is this character based on a real person?
I don't think that this is a question about history, but I think it is possible that historical sources & methods could help answer the question. I'm inclined to give the question the benefit of the doubt and leave it open.
May
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reviewed Close Majapahit territory in its peak
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reviewed Close Why didn't Vajpeyi follow Operation Entebbe example to rescue plane passengers?
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comment Why didn't Vajpeyi follow Operation Entebbe example to rescue plane passengers?
I must disagree with @ShreemayPanhalkar; it is not about technology, it is all about training. Indian special forces didn't have the training necessary for an Entebbe style raid. I also agree with Mr. Russell that this is a counterfactual. Could we revise the question to identify the factors that enable a government to conduct an Entebbe style raid, or would that result in a list question?
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comment How close to the “free zone” did slaves get (excluding escapees and those with owner permission to go there (i.e. temporarily, just passing through))?
I'm not sure that I understand what the question is or how to answer it.
May
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reviewed Looks OK When did waving become a part of human interaction?
May
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reviewed Close Egyptian Ushabti and their uniquness