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Old 9th July 2017, 10:45 AM   #423
Craig B
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
It is possible to separate. It can be done by looking at the counter factual where the value of slave labor is zero. If the appetite for promoting slavery evaporates, then it wasn't because they thought slavery was the natural order, they just liked cheap labor.
They liked to think cheap labour was the natural order too.

Yes, by assuming counter factuals, as Southern apologists have already done in this discussion, it is possible to arrive at counter factual conclusions. That is no surprise.
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