Class Discussion

Discuss with your teacher and peers, whether or not you believe that the black, unfree slaves benefited from working on plantations, as Fogel and Engerman believe.

Discuss with the class, your opinion as to whether or not slavery was a prosperous institution that initiated present days’ high level of technology. Discuss whether or not you believe that there could have been a better way to reach today’s technology, in the same amount of time, but without holding unfree slaves.