Bundy was almost right about Blacks being better off as slaves - read and learn..Submitted by Brian Middleton on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 01:59
If you don't know about indentured servants, you should look into it. It was mostly whites being brought over to America as slaves, bought and sold, and many cases were treated worse than african slaves. Indentured servants were owned as slaves for a fixed amount of time, usually 5-7 years, and then they were given their freedom dues, like a piece of land, a gun, corn etc.
40% of indentured servants did not survive to see their freedom dues. In fact, African slaves were also brought over as indentured servants, and also received land etc after their slave time expired and they became free. They would go on to own land and cattle etc and raise families.
So in a way Bundy was right, except he left out the part of them being happier AFTER being slaves, not during.
There actually is a lot of information about this, but here is one from PBS that is worth reading. Fascinating.
Full article: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1narr3.html