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MSNBC Highlights American "Imperialism, Genocide, & Slavery" On 4th Of July

Joel176 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 1:30 PM
I so tire of that argument about how America was built on the backs of slaves. The slave states of the south developed a successful agrarian economy based on the labor of slaves. However, by becoming so successful in the cotton and tobacco industry, they failed to develop heavy industry as the northern states had. One could argue more effectively that due to the use of slaves, the progress of the south was held back.