Archive | February 2014

The South’s Slave System

Did John Thompson provide proof that the South’s slave system was morally evil?

   Yes and no.  John Thompson did prove that the South’s slave system was morally evil, but it seems he thought that it depended on the owner.  There were nice, semi-nice, semi-bad, bad, and really bad owners. Continue reading

Relationship Between Sanctions and Slavery

   The following is the relationship between sanctions and slavery according to John Thompson:

   There were negative sanctions for the slaves.  If the slave owner did not treat the slaves decently, then the slaves would not be willing to work for that owner very well.  For example, if the slave owner did not dress, feed, treat, etc. the slaves fairly, then the slaves will have less effort to work for that owner. Continue reading