Arguments For Slavery

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Slavery persisted in the United States for several reasons, few arguments have been theorized to try to justify slavery. Not one of them will find an audience today. In contrast to positions people hold today, many people found some of these arguments entirely within the purview of reason. Slavery existed for several thousands of years, from Africa, where Africans sold prisoners as slaves, to China where prisoners of war were sold into slavery. The thought of human social life without slavery would require an astounding effort. Such proponents, for the most part, elicited a wide component of reactions, ranging from sheer bewilderment to rebuke and sometimes elicited violent reactions.
It is natural that some people are slaves. Argument from
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Proponents of slavery pointed to a quote in the Bible that stated that Abraham had slaves. Often pointing to the verse " You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant." Also, in the New Testament, a part of it reads that Paul sends away a runaway slave to his master and though slavery was profound in the Roman era, Jesus did not say anything to condemn the practice. Proponents argued that slavery was divine and that because of slavery, Christianity was brought to the heathen across the ocean. Slavery, according to this school of thought, a good thing for the subjugated. According to John Calhoun, "Never before has the black race of Central Africa, from the dawn of history to the present day, attained a condition so civilized and so improved, not only physically, but morally and…show more content…
It negated the advancement of industry and urban areas, added to high debts, soil fatigue, and deprived the South of mechanical development. Unlike what obtained in the North, The South lacked urban centers for business, investment, and industry on a scale equivalent to those found in the North. Southern urban areas were not large since they neglected to institute or operate diversified and broadened economies. In contrast to urban areas of the North, Southern urban communities infrequently moved toward becoming handling or processing centers and southern ports seldom engaged in trade with the outside world. Their main purpose was to market, deal and transport cotton or other rural or agricultural yields, supply community farmers and ranchers or subsistence farmers with necessities such as agricultural tools and implements, and manufacture the modest number of manufactured products, such as cotton gins, required by
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