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    It’s Time for a Slave Revolt! Let’s All Be Spartacus

    It’s time for a slave revolt! Tobacco’s history has had a long and ugly relationship with the enslavement of others for the benefit of growing the wealth of the few. While slavery has existed for millennia prior to the cultivation of tobacco, it was the tobacco trade that was particularly instrumental in the development of chattel slavery: slavery where a human being, as well the person’s offspring were owned from the moment of enslavement until their death.  People were considered property, without any rights. Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, tobacco only grew in the Americas. It was considered a sacred plant by the indigenous peoples, who used it…

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