Brazil did away with slavery a couple of generations after the civil war. If you are into history about half of the black slaves when to the america the other half when to muslim countries. While the slave ships were terrible the death rate was even higher for those send overland to the muslim countries across the deserts. Muslims didn't allow their slave to reproduce so they just died - they were cheap they could replace them. Funny how it always about the south and slavery and never a word about the muslims...... Also most of the slave ships where managed by the rich in the North. read some history -- it is a lot more complex than the simple words of south bad - north good.