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DOCTOR THOMAS SOWELL, in his very illuminating book "BLACK REDNECKS & WHITE LIBERALS" wrote a chapter, "The Real History of Slavery", in which he described the significant efforts of the British, the Royal Navy, etc., to interdict, disrupt, stop slavery, & to free slaves, in their colonized lands around the world. It’s been a few years since I read ...


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"How accurate/realistic is the conception of 'the kindly slave owner'?" An 1860 quote by Lincoln, in his great Cooper Union Address, may shed just a little light on one aspect, though it is not dispositive: "Much is said by Southern people about the affection of slaves for their masters and mistresses; and a part of it, at least, is true. A plot ...


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This answer is based on the assumption that the OP is referring to the HBO miniseries Catherine the Great and, more specifically, the following segment of the script: [Catherine:] But in these more enlightened times, I believe we need laws that everyone respects and obeys. The rich and the powerful, as well as the poor and dispossessed. And so ...


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Question: Before the Civil War, did the USA ever offer something like a “5-year plan” for the South to abolish slavery? Answer The abolitionist Lysander Spooner's 1858 plan to end slavery with the cooperation of non slave holding southerners fits your criteria. He does call for military involvement of the south, but it's not clear if that is to subdue ...


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The federal government didn't offer any sort of plan for compensated emancipation to the slave states, because the slave states had too much control and influence in the federal government before 1860 for the federal government to take any sort of anti slavery action. After the election of 1860, when the slave states clearly saw they had lost their ...


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