An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

This is the continuation of the discourse of "Book 2" of the original text. The author explains that there was a specific attitude of a certain class of men [and women] in Europe. This was that a certain type of people who viewed themselves as the leadership would look upon any human residents as part and parcel of any lands. This can be a very unpleasant and disconcerting thought for contemporary free people. If these "guys" came to your area and decided they owned your location, they would have simply included you as part of their property. This was not caused by the organizational form of slavery but simply exhibits the kind of mentality involved. It was an objection to that which eventually resulted in things like citizenship and voting rights: one of the first monuments of altering this view...

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