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The Parish Hall => The History Subforum => Topic started by: Sempronius on October 21, 2018, 12:24:42 AM

Title: Slavery
Post by: Sempronius on October 21, 2018, 12:24:42 AM
An article on slavery.

Here is an excerpt, the author writes how Brazil was in the process of slowly abolishing slavery and then goes on:

”However, that process was interrupted by the sudden liberation of all slaves with the law decreed by Princess Isabel. Today we know that she was being strongly pressured to make that act by Pope Leo XIII, who had prepared an encyclical against slavery (In Plurimis, 1888) and sent a strong message to her government, which was essentially this: “Either you abolish slavery now, or I will cite you as an example of propagating the slavery I condemn.”

The result was that slavery was abolished prematurely, interrupting the organic process that was already taking place. This sudden rupture caused social and economic traumas:
A social trauma because once the slaves found themselves freed, they ran to the “beautiful big cities” – especially Rio – and established themselves there. Since they did not have the cultural and economic resources to build decent houses, this migration caused the favelas or slums, which still exist to this day.

An economic trauma because the lands of the ranchers and farmers were left without the necessary labor force, which caused a great decline in the agricultural and livestock production of the country. This situation was only resolved when the Empire encouraged the immigration of colonies of Germans and Italians to replace the lost labor force.”



https://www.traditioninaction.org/OrganicSociety/A_101_Peace.html (https://www.traditioninaction.org/OrganicSociety/A_101_Peace.html)

Title: Re: Slavery
Post by: Heinrich on October 21, 2018, 07:57:33 PM
This situation was only resolved when the Empire encouraged the immigration of colonies of Germans and Italians to replace the lost labor force.”

Seems that folk of European stock are coveted for their abilities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederados