The wealth of the world is covered in blood.
Slavery was not very productive. It existed globally from the beginning of organized human society to the 19th century.
In some regions it persisted into the 20th century, and these were all very undeveloped.
Productivity rose in accordance with the decline of slavery. The regions that eradicated slavery first, like Europe, saw the greatest productivity gains.
Labor from paid free individuals and industrialization produced much of wealth of the world.
Once we created mechanical slaves, it was not. But until then, it was.
Slavery was abandoned because productivity rose, not the opposite. Productivity is tied with energy consumption. That's why we won't ever be able to limit our greenhouse gaz production.
But I agree that it could have been rising productivity that led to the abolition of slavery, and not the other way around.
The trends leading to industrialization, like the steady accumulation of technology, and rise in productivity, started in Europe long before European states acquired colonies and engaged in the slave trade.
This is 100% up for debate. Please don't try to discourage debate.
>It is indeed the case that the British started supporting abolition when it became clear that they could exploit cheap free labor in their colonies more effectively than slave labor at that time in their development,
I've seen absolutely no evidence of that. There were orthogonal social forces leading to abolition, like the rising influence of the Quakers.
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also occurred in the area: the Bourbaki Army asylum at the end of the Franco-Prussian war. https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/article/othe...
And you are right, its actually impressive he survived for so long there.
The wrongful treatment of Toussaint Louverture was a tragedy, but the crippling debt imposed by France on Haiti was just... economic statistics.
Edit: The massacre happened the year after Louverture died, so that's not pertinent. I apologize. More details, including the Poles who only survived the genocide by hiding.
Not correct, the Polish that allied with the enslaved Haitains and fought off the French were given an honorary black card and Haitian citizenship but were still very much white.
Poland is also home to one of the oldest Black Madonna paintings which signals the strong ties between the Virgin Mary/Jesus and Egypt's Isis/Horus.