Monday, October 12, 2015

What Columbus brought

Celebrating Columbus can draw ire today - look at all the bad things his voyage brought to North America.
Instapundit reminds us of the good - which spelled the doom for slave-based power.
It took time, but the nature of power changed.
In 1790 coerced labor was universal and unremarkable, as it had been for millenia. By 1890 it had largely been abolished.

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