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[QUOTE]Originally posted by glassman: [QB] Bill Luckett is best friends with Morgan Freeman. They have several business enterprises together. I'm born a Southerner from parents that were born in the south- honestly i once believed the rebel flag represented a sort of finger in the face of government, but i know better and i didn't learn it in school. The South had more money than the North, it had the better generals, and it basically started teh war only to lose it. The simple truth is that the South lost cuz the Southernors didn't work together. Most southernors had more wealth in their slaveholdings than in real estate and other property than slaves. So, i now know better than to think the rebel flag represented some sort of FU ot govenrment too. It represents losers, bad losers and idiots to boot. I dunno why poor people are always willing to fight for wealthy people but that's what the rebel battle flag really represents. [b]Selected Statistics on Slavery in the United States (unless otherwise noted, all data is as of the 1860 census) Total number of slaves in the Lower South : 2,312,352 (47% of total population). Total number of slaves in the Upper South: 1,208758 (29% of total population). Total number of slaves in the Border States: 432,586 (13% of total population). Almost one-third of all Southern families owned slaves. In Mississippi and South Carolina it approached one half. The total number of slave owners was 385,000 (including, in Louisiana, some free Negroes). As for the number of slaves owned by each master, 88% held fewer than twenty, and nearly 50% held fewer than five. (A complete table on slave-owning percentages is given at the bottom of this page.) For comparison's sake, let it be noted that in the 1950's, only 2% of American families owned corporation stocks equal in value to the 1860 value of a single slave. Thus, slave ownership was much more widespread in the South than corporate investment was in 1950's America. On a typical plantation (more than 20 slaves) the capital value of the slaves was greater than the capital value of the land and implements. Slavery was profitable, although a large part of the profit was in the increased value of the slaves themselves. With only 30% of the nation's (free) population, the South had 60% of the "wealthiest men." The 1860 per capita wealth in the South was $3,978; in the North it was $2,040.[/b] [/QB][/QUOTE]
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