Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Brett Evill b.evill at spamblocker.tyndale.apana.org.au
Sun Sep 27 21:58:34 EST 1998


In article <360da651.163164056 at news.blarg.net>, warrl at blarg.net wrote:

>Peter da Silva wrote in alt.memetics:
>
>>Slaves were mostly used in labor-intensive cash crops. Cotton is the
>>obvious one, but there's plenty of others. And I've heard it argued that
>>without the mechanical methods of harvesting and processing cotton that
>>were one of the products of the industrial revolution the south would
>>still be effectively a slave society.
>
>The end of slavery begins with the invention of an ox-yoke (or the
>equivalent for whatever the available non-human beast of burden is).

Such as the horse-collar.

-- 
Brett Evill

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