You've been propagandised and probably never studied the other side of the story. No human institution is without its evils. Husbands kill their wives, children, etc. Does that mean marriage and all married people are evil? Does that mean parents and parenting is evil? Friends betray one another, does that mean friendship and all friends are evil? Obviously numerous examples like this could be pointed to. Just because evil people exist, it doesn't mean that things in and of themselves are evil. Just because my neighbor is wicked, it doesn't mean I'm also wicked.
Let's say thousands of photos exist (I've never counted), that's a small lot among the millions of slaves that existed. You are pointing out exceptions and not the rule. What about the evils which existed among the poor labouring classes in Europe and the North in America who lived under horrid conditions and brutal slavery of a different sort. Does this mean paid work is evil? Hundreds of books were written back then on the brutal conditions of the poor working class throughout Europe and the American North and SA. How come no one points to that any more? There were revolutions all over Europe back then -- who were these revolutionaries causing death and destruction year after year throughout much of the 1800's? They were the workers. Why were they doing it? Because things were good and comfortable? You answer that after you go study the subject as I have and get all sides to a story. History is complex and can't be understood based on modern idealistic views of the world. People are born into the world as it is, it's not easy to change long established conditions and institutions without bringing down all order and ultimately injure many more by doing so. Iconoclasts and radicals always end up causing more harm than good. There is tons of injustice in the world right now, in some ways more than there has ever been, why don't you run to cure the suffering of their ills? It's not how the world works. We each have to do the best we can with the cards we're dealt. To judge all the past based on modern ideals which were unrealistic and not possible to implement in the past is foolish and naive.
Do you know how many revolts and revolutions happened in slave societies? 1. In Haiti. And that turned out to be a disaster because things got much worse afterwards. And that only happened because a bunch of white social justice warriors went into Hiati and stirred things up. Guess what they accomplished? 40,000 men, women, and children to be slaughtered in cold blood, and then the utter ruin of the blacks in Haiti. Civil war, starvation, disease, and much shorter life spans took over the island. To this day they are one of the poorest and worst nations on earth. In the American South there was only a single uprising in Virginia in 1831 led by Nat tuner after some Abolitionists came down and brainwashed them into killing for their freedom. Well, they went house to house and killed 61 men, women, and children, including infants in their cribs with axes and machetes. What did Nat Tuner say after caught and questioned? That his master treated him well and never abused any of his slaves. But they were impressed by wicked people to slaughter innocence for a liberty they were not yet ready for. At that time no black society had it good and the slaves in the American South had the highest standard of living of any poor working class in the world. Their life expectancy was about the same as whites in the North, the South, France, and England, and excelled all others in Europe. During the Souths war for independence while most the men were gone fighting off an invasion, there wasn't a single slave revolt, no outrages committed against the women and children. But the Yankees came down and forced the male slaves from their homes into the front lines of the armies to be gunned down in charges.
As far as not being paid, slavery provided perfect socialism for the slave. They were fed, clothed, housed, and provided health care for life. I don't know about other places like Brazil and the West Indies, but in the American South an injured slave unable to work was still required to be taken care of for life. Many slaves had use of land for their own purpose, had money if they so desired, and were encouraged to marry and practice religion. They were highly civilised compared to what they had in Africa. The slaves in the South in 1860 worked an average of 9 hours a day and didn't work on days with bad weather i.e. rain, snow. During non-planting and harvest times their work days could be as low as 4-6 hours. They worked on a task system and not by hours. Once the job is done, the rest of the day was theirs. I can show you more testimony and evidence from the slaves themselves of the good than you ever could of the bad. But today people only get one side of the story and never even begin to look into the other side. And the worst part is they are usually unwilling to believe it because they've been made to believe that slavery = evil, and therefore there couldn't possibly be any good in it.
The world isn't an idealistic wonderland, freedom means responsibility and during those days most blacks simply were not fit to live free in white society yet. The South had more free blacks than the north did in 1860, and though many were very successful, many more were given over to drunkenness, unemployment, and some were even having kids that they would sell into slavery to support their habits and life of freedom. It was even worse up north. Blacks in the north were being forced into ghettos, segregated (the South wasn't segregated until after the war and the US gov were the ones who forced segregation on the South) , addicted to drugs, alcohol, and debauchery. The ones who were working and trying to make it in free society were paid far less than whites and could barely scrape by.
I could write a several books about this topic but do not need to. If you truly want to learn history from all sides and not just believe in one version of things let me know. I have studied this stuff for years and used to believe as you do. But once I started to hear of and read books telling another story I found that things made a lot more sense and that our ancestors weren't just a bunch of evil scum who hated blacks. Quite the opposite.
Everything I stated above I can provide sources for, and many of them. I can give you years worth of study on this topic alone. But you have to be open to learn new things. Prejudgment causes the mind to shut down to anything that challenges what is already believed. But the truth is, most only believe things based on a false and partial narrative to fit and sell an agenda.
PS. You don't have to call me names. It causes emotion to rule when logic, truth, and justice should be the order we strive for.
I'll start you off with some books.
Those two are writen by an anti-slavery Northerner from NY. But they are a treasure trove of information and other books. He's also the most unbias modern Historian I've found, though I take some issue with him. He and his wife spent 30 years studying and writing about Antebellum Southern society and culture.
This is the best modern study on slavery and sources everything. It was written by two Harvard researchers and professors.
This is a pro slavery book and gives a view of the world in the 1850's from a pro slavery man's eyes. It's a very good book.
This is another pro slavery book by the same author above, but goes into more detail.
This is a book written by an abolitionist lady from Philadelphia who spent 3 years in the South in the 1850's. Her testimony about the conditions of the slaves in the South compared to the "free" workers in the north is eye opening and heart wrenching. Google has this book listed as fiction but it's not. She states in the book that everything she writes is first hand accounts but she changes the names to protect identities since the people were still living when she wrote it.
Another pro slavery book which goes into great detail on how slavery was run in the South, in particular Virginia.
I could share dozens of other books on this topic. But if you genuinely want to learn, those will set you on your way to a new perspective of the world and how things used to be.