- Oct 22, 2012
There were northern slaveholders for a period, and even non-white slaveholders. People are free to bring those up if they want, I don't see a prohibition on that.
But Drew, here's the reality: when the Civil War began, there were just 18 enslaved persons living above the Mason Dixon line/Ohio River. The overwhelming majority of persons who lived as enslaved people dying the history of this nation lived below the Mason Dixon line/Ohio River.
Alan, I understand this. I also understand that markets voracious for products produced below the M/D line by slave labor were above said line and beyond.
We're getting way off topic here and I apologize for my own contribution to the thread drift.