Slavery

SLAVERY
1.  Slavery in Brazil & the United States, An Essay in Comparative History, Carl N. Degler.  The American Historical Review, Apr. 1970.
2.  Not all slave owners were bad guys.  In fact, slaves owned by John McDonogh worked for his with joy because he provided his slaves a work ethic and an incentive for earning their freedom.   
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ABOLITION
Start with abolitionist Lysander Spooner,

No Treason, No. I;

No Treason, No. II;

No Treason, No. VI: The Constitution of No Authority;

The Unconstitutionality of Slavery;

A Plan for the Abolition of Slavery.

PHRASES LEFT OVER FROM 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN SLAVERY

“Being sold down the river” meant being enslaved to the sugar plantations.

“40 acres and a mule.”