Friday, February 24, 2006

NY Times and slavery

There's a decent article in the NY Times today about St. John's in the US Virgin islands. It's in their "36 hours in [insert destination]" series which I enjoy reading. Well, in this particular piece the author describes visiting the ruins of an 18th century sugar plantation thusly:

"Seeing what's left of the slave quarters, it's easy to see what led to the slave revolt against the plantation owners in 1733."


If there had been better accomodations, then the slaves wouldn't have revolted? They weren't pissed about being slaves for other reasons?

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