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Throughout history many things have happened that were by many thought to be unconscionable Yet the people who were putting their mark of unacceptance upon those committing these thought to be deplorable acts were unaware of the actual situations and in many cases committing the same acts themselves This was true during the Holy Wars the Crusades and similar events People who were not involved often thought these acts of inhumanity to be reprehensible but the parties involved in their minds had just cause for what they were doing When looking back at events such as these one cant help but wonder what the heck were they thinking When in actuality the people of those times felt that what they were doing was totally justified The same is true for the institution of slavery In modern times however most people find such an institution to be worthless and inhumane When one observes slavery through the eyes of a southerner during that period a plethora of justifications would be present Also Southerners of that time had reason to believe that the basis of the northern economy was more corrupt than theirs When defending slavery the first aspect that one must look at is that slavery was the basis of the southern economy To put an end to slavery without reimbursement for southern losses would have been crippling to their whole economic structure1 Reimbursement was also practically impossible since slaves being human were able to reproduce like the rest of their white counterparts Though slaves needed not to be paid for their work on plantations money was needed to provide for their care That means that the south did not have a leg up on the north who had to pay the sometimes almost non-existent wages of their workers To be a slave at certain plantations could in many situations have been more comfortable than being a free northern factory worker At times slaves were proud
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