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Written by bridget d
(8/25/2013 9:29 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Appears in canon and obvious from circumstances, penned by Jerry
I dont know enough about Antiguan history to know if there were plantations which were run without slaves. However it is possible that he did have a slave run plantation, but the novel does not as far as I know explicitly state that he did. He mgiht nto like slavery, as such but if it was very hard to get free workers, he may have felt that he had to have them, otherwise he simply would not have been able to run his plantation.. or he might be looking forward to a change in the law, following on the abolition of teh slave trade, which would make slavery illegal as well..
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