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Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery

Springfield Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:59 AM
"Slaves" were captured by African tribes and sold to the Dutch, Portugese and English. If my memory serves correctly the Dutch brought slaves to Virginia on a disabled ship. Oddly enough, 2000 IRISH slaves arrived a few years later. Yes, there were "white slaves". They were the work of the Parlimenarians, and Cromwell in particular. Later, in hour history the levi system was consructed around the Mississippi delta - this work was done by the Irish because a slave cost $2000 and tyou could work an Irishman to death for 25 cents a day. Cromwell was a genocidal maniac who is always overlooked.
wcarr Wrote: Jan 11, 2014 4:48 PM
Absolutely. The whole “Slavery” thing was set up to handle the Irish “Indentured Servants”.

The African Slaves were just added to the mix and the Irish worked to death.

mawwesome Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:39 AM
Wow ,white slaves that were paid for their work ?? Did they ever become free?? How fast was that process ,I'm taking it was pretty fast
imevrywomn Wrote: Jun 21, 2013 10:28 PM
Actually, most white slaves were chattel slaves, and sold into slavery for a lifetime. They were, usually, NOT paid and were far more used and abused and treated much more poorly than black slaves, because they usually wouldn't cost anything to procure, which made them more expendable than a black slave that cost the owner money to buy and trade. Thousands and thousands of white slaves were brought to and used in America in greater numbers than black slaves. It is unfortunate we have only been subjected to the black slave movement in carefully controlled American history texts. There were far more atrocities and horrors inflicted on Native Americans than on black slaves. In fact, a black slave was worth more on the rolls of plantation owners than a Native American slave. But we are taught first and foremost of the conceived brutalities of black slaves, and Native American genocide, rape, murder, floggings, and a plethora of violence and viciousness perpetrated on our on native inhabitants takes a third back seat to black slavery. GO WHITE GUILT!!!
wbrovelli Wrote: Jul 26, 2013 11:01 AM
ignorant comment...thanks.
wbrovelli Wrote: Jul 26, 2013 11:01 AM

Those who want to discredit the United States and to deny our role as history’s most powerful and pre-eminent force for freedom, goodness and human dignity invariably focus on America’s bloody past as a slave-holding nation. Along with the displacement and mistreatment of Native Americans, the enslavement of literally millions of Africans counts as one of our two founding crimes—and an obvious rebuttal to any claims that this Republic truly represents “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” According to America-bashers at home and abroad, open-minded students of our history ought to feel more guilt than pride,...