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Unformatted text preview: They seemed to be in the middle of slavery, they did not care for it or embrace it, they just understood it existed. 4. In this chapter, the documents make it clear that not all of the southern farmers were pro slavery or advocates advancing slavery. In actuality, many southerners were indifferent to slavery. Only rich plantation owners were pro slavery because it benefited them. They were the only ones capable of affording slaves. Their values however were distinct, the poor white farmer had stated they work them too hard. This is an example of remorse and sympathy for southern slaves. This is unexpected coming from a southern farmer....
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- Spring '07