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 Posted: Fri Oct 5th, 2007 09:00 pm
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Texas Defender,

To put a point to your post, slavery was probably on its way out and was just a localized institution along the tidewater until the invention of the cotton gin. Slavery was used in the coastal rice plantations because that was the only economically feasible use of slave labor. Then comes brother Whitney and we have been drinkin gin ever sense....No wait, that's another story Cotton gin..now I have it... with the advent of the cotton gin, there was an agricultural product that needed vast quanities of labor and slavery expanded expotentialy.

Ed

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