Tuesday

Renegade History

Re: The Renegade History's perspective on slavery:

"Economic historians have determined that on average, Northern farmers worked four hundred more hours per year than did slaves. And no group in world history worked more than industrial workers in the nineteenth-century United States. For the unlucky souls who found themselves in the first American factories, the typical workday was fourteen hours, the typical workweek was six days, and putting in more than one hundred hours in a week was not at all uncommon."

"Many did tell of whippings, sadistic overseers, loved ones being sold away, and of wishing to be free. But we must come to terms with the fact that a majority of ex-slaves who offered an evaluation of slavery–field hands and house slaves, men and women–had a positive view of the institution, and many unabashedly wished to return to their slave days."

Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske