10-30 more slaves - 10/30/08 More on Slaves Justifications...

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10/30/08 More on Slaves Justifications for Slavery 1. Paternalism- In the slaves Best interests a. Inferior slaves obey and respect their white masters and are rewarded with support and sustenance. b. Result is a stable, familial, and mutually beneficial labor system i. Law example 1. law makers insisted that slave holders uphold this vision 2. In Kentucky they said if your slaves become insane or old or cant work you cannot kill them or get rid of them you have to take care of them. 2. Morally permissible and even madatory for Caucasians to dominate and exploit Africans. a. In all societies there exists a laboring class, and is natural that the brutish and subhuman “ negroes” should fill this role b. Based on explicit racialists reasoning State v. Mann (1829) - 1828 Mann hired the slave Lydia from Elizabeth Jones - While punishing Lydia, Mann shot her as she ran away - Mann fined $5 for assault and battery - Is Mann “ answerable criminaliter, for a battery upon his own slave?” Not only did this bring the problem of if the slave is a person or not but also
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2009 for the course HIST 382 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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