Black People : SLAVERY

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No one said you were looking for a pissing contest. I simply would like to see your sources since the information you presented has been proven a lie and has long been debunked.
 

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The title is always an attention getter. To begin with, anything that strips dignity from a human being is wrong; there are no grey areas. That being said, slavery has existed since before recorded history. In the USA proper, slavery only existed for 77 years. I am only trying to present facts; not to condone the existence of slavery in the USA. In the Americas, blacks were far from alone when it came to being enslaved. The British treated the Irish like human cattle; and they were often treated worse than black slaves. The reason being, black slaves were not tainted with Catholicism. A black slave cost 50 sterling; an Irish slave cost 5 sterling. If an Irish slave was beaten to death, it was just a monetary loss; but not as expensive as losing a black slave. Many people will use the term "indentured servant" when describing the Irish, but history proves otherwise. 10 & 12 year old Irish & Scottish children were taken by the thousands & sold to British growers in the Caribbean. A child has no idea what indentured servitude means. They were simply slaves. The reason there are so many Caribbean blacks with Irish names. Like Bob Marley. I'm moving slowly on this; and I'll return soon. Feel free to comment. Jim


If you do a search here at destee, slavery will come up hundreds if not thousands of times. Suggesting your attention seeking attempt may not yield the result you expect. Nonetheless, I hear what you're saying but wonder, what is your point?

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If you do a search here at destee, slavery will come up hundreds if not thousands of times. Suggesting your attention seeking attempt may not yield the result you expect. Nonetheless, I hear what you're saying but wonder, what is your point?
:heart: The point is, blacks were not the only people treated like barnyard animals in the Americas. Just that too many politicians would have the country believe blacks were the only people who suffered the indignities of slavery. Man's inhumanity to man has always existed. Blacks were not alone.
 

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Planters of the Old South were generally
far more concerned with the welfare of
their slaves than were their counterparts
elsewhere. This concern did not extend
to white laborers, who were hired when a
job was considered too exhausting or too
dangerous for a black slave.
Frederick Law Olmstead, the architect
of New York’s Central Park, traveled
throughout the South on the eve of the
Civil War and was surprised to find, again
and again, that Irishmen were used instead
of slaves for the work of draining swampland,
felling trees, digging ditches, quarrying
rock, and clearing forests because “it
was much better to have Irish do it, who
cost nothing to the planter if they died,
than to use up good field-hands in such
severe employment.”
 

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"This concern did not extend
to white laborers, who were hired when a
job was considered too exhausting or too
dangerous for a black slave "


Nothing was considered too exhausting or too dangerous for enslaved Africans. We know this because whites died out like flies and the NA disappeared into the woods when working on the most important things to white people. I believe Mississippi expressed that exact sentiment the best when specifying the exact reasons they went to war to maintain slavery. Still waiting for you to back up your claims with sources BTW.


"Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin. That we do not overstate the dangers to our institution, a reference to a few facts will sufficiently prove."
 
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