AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Re: David's Response to Art
In Response To: David's Response to Art ()
Actually, there are examples of individual forcible breeding, but that does not prove the existence of breeding farms.
The above statement follows what is being asked. Was there selective and enforced slave breeding? I don't know that there was a plethora of XYZ Slave Breeding Farm(s), I doubt it. I do believe that in the 15 or so slave holding states... up south, down south, mid south or wherever there were "pockets' were slave breeding took place, for whatever reason and to whatever degree.
Did Eppinger and his fellow-planters inhale? I don't think so. They talked about the weather, too, but did not try to make it rain. And in the matter of human "increase," for the most part, they let human nature take its course.
I don't follow the rain-making example.....I have no idea if they believed in 'rainmakers' or not, but I do believe that SOME slave holders aided nature in the matter of human "increase", for the most part.
This discussion (?) reminds me of a song .....you say tomato, I say tomoto....you say potato, I say pototo.....you say didn't, I say did....so lets' call the whole thing off.