Slavery represents an awful part of our history, as a world of many cultures.
Nearly all cultures in antiquity practiced slavery, and even after the advent of modern currency and economics, slavery continued to be a solution sought by unsavory types as it represented older, more shallow roots of social rule.
All the benefits of slavery came at an unaccountable cost of the suffering of people. From the far east Asian kingdoms to the new world territories, it played a part in bringing society forward at the price of the lives of others.
There is no shortage of horror stories from slavery, and the more modern we get, the fewer excuses there are to counteract people’s ignorance.
Even after the American Civil War, seen as the end of formal slavery in the world’s history, it took tremendous effort to recover many people from the traumas of slavery.
Some of those traumas were far worse than others. Some who owned slaves didn’t use them for labor.
People like Madame LaLaurie used them as entertainment. And her idea of an “entertaining time” was straight out of a horror story.
10 /10 The Girl
The Madame was born as Marie Delphine Macarty in New Orleans in 1787. It was known as Spanish Louisiana before the famous Louisiana Purchase changed it and much of North America into the territories we more commonly associate with.
Her parents came over to the Americas during the French colonial period and became prominent community members. Some of her family members even became seated political figures over her life, and she shared their benefits.
9 /10 Slave Problems
Slavery was widespread at that time, where people from Africa and the nearby Caribbean islands were bought or stolen and forced into labor. However, at the tail end of the 1700s, that was changing.
Before she was born, her uncle died when his slaves revolted and overthrew him, an incident which later inspired more colonial slaves to rise against their masters, culminating in the famous Haitian Revolution, where the slaves gained independence and turned the land into their own.
The result was that slave owners fearful of revolution became far, far more aggressive with their punishments.