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False if referring to Chapter 12 Bankruptcies It's unclear what the original claim is about "Farm bankruptcies" is meant to mean. My immediate reaction is that this person is talking about Chapter 12 Bankruptcy, commonly referred to as "farmer bankruptcy," but actually includes fishermen. If this person is indeed talking about Chapter 12, ...


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Was it cheaper to starve a slave to death and to replace him than it was to provide him with food? It depends on what you mean with "starve". Starve has two meanings according to Merriam-Webster: 1a : to perish from lack of food - b : to suffer extreme hunger Definition #1 If we were to take the first definition, the claim would come down to: A slave was ...


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Your starting point is the 17th century slave trade, but your actual question appears to be more general - was this ever true for slavery? In that case we have to say definitely yes. In WWII, prisoners of war were used fairly extensively as slave labour by both Germany and Japan - and a key feature of prisoners of war is that they cost nothing to acquire. ...


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Strictly speaking, the quoted claim is most immediately one about Hans Sloane's writings. So if this is an accurate description of what Sloane wrote, Olusoga is telling the truth. Olusoga is not specific about which writings he is referring to. At least some of Sloane's writings are relatively easy to find online, but so far, I'm not able to pinpoint quotes ...


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