January 1, 1808

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1808 the United States stopped the importation of slaves from Africa, after discovering it was now cheaper to grow their own. The pros to growing your own slaves in the America was that they would already know the language and their place in society and they wouldn’t always be trying to escape and go home to Africa.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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