It's sad to think that something as terrible as slavery was once good for the economy. I found reading From Sunup To Sundown a bit disturbing. I can't imagine owning another human being for proift. After reading that and then continuing with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn I find myself thinking how casual the characters were about the whole slave situation. I guess back then that was all they knew but it is still unsettling to think this was permitted as a way of life at one time.