A South Plantation Owner's View of Slavery Essay

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A South Plantation Owner's View of Slavery For hundreds of years, slavery has been practiced around the world. At this time, abolitionist Americans have no right to deny this tradition. Our founding fathers, in fact, had slaves of their own. One must concur that slavery is not morally wrong but rather needed for the growth of America. The abolitionists of the North have weak arguments that can be overruled by all the advantages of slavery. These advantages include white supremacy and the advantages of living as a slave, the kingdom of cotton, and the reality of the United States' Constitution and its Amendments. The South will not lose slavery over a bunch of abolitionist fools view's of the wrongs of slavery, but will…show more content…
By taking them away from the savages of Africa, giving them a religion, and providing them with benefits, they have more liberty than a free laborer of the North could experience. Free laborers must worry about a home, will always be insecure of employment, know sickness may overtake him at anytime and deprive him of the means of support, old age is certain to overtake him, his family is probably increasing in number and only becoming more burdensome (Fitzhugh, 248). None of this matters to a slave, he will have a house of his own, will never have to worry about employment, be supported even when sick, will take care of young children when old, and their family will be supported if it grows larger. Slaves have a life that a free laborer will never have. As soon as our cotton industry grew and became so important to our economy, the North decides to try to take away our free labor. This is the era of cotton, America's number one export. From the work of slaves and the manufacture of cotton, mankind are better clothed, their comfort better promoted, general industry more highly stimulated, commerce more widely extended, and civilization more rapidly advanced than any preceding age. To be exact, nine-tenths of the cotton consumed in the Christian world is the product of the slave labor of the United States (Christy, 335). This monopoly itself has given slavery its commercial value, and while this monopoly is retained, the institution will continue to extend
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