British Emancipation

Joshism

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I would provide a list of my observations about these videos, particularly about how they compare & contrast to the situation in the antebellum USA, except that I already did that and the work was lost when another American Civil War site deemed the videos and the direct comparison as too tangential and my entire post was consigned to the void. I'm not going to rewrite it.

Short version was this videos indicate that British emancipation only came about because of circumstances that did and would not occur in the USA.
 

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Here is a short take...


Emancipation was received with mixed results among planters. Many plantation owners still managed to work their way around the limitations of apprenticeship. Some of the benefits of apprenticeship weren’t followed. It was essentially glorified slavery. Other planters became proponents of emancipation and were able to adapt, though they often had to cut back the number of slaves they had and the amount of land they cultivated. Plantation owners would never again be Kings of their land, at least not through constant physical force and the threat of punishment. Unable to exert the same kind of power over others, they would themselves never feel the same
 
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