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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: True History of Slavery

Sunday, August 23, 2020

True History of Slavery

True history of slavery, and reminders of how easy it is to "revise" it.

Slavery has existed in the world for thousands of years.
Whites enslaved whites in Europe for centuries before the first black was brought to the Western hemisphere.

Asians enslaved Europeans. Asians enslaved other Asians.
Africans enslaved other Africans and even today, in North Africa blacks continue to enslave other blacks. Slavery has existed since the Old Testament Biblical times.
A bit of history that is conveniently ignored; between 1500 and the 1860’s, at least 12 million Africans were brought to the ‘New World’ -- the Americas.  Of these 12 million forced into slavery, less than 500,000 were brought to North America. The remaining 2,500,000 Africans went to South America and the Caribbean. By the mid-1600s, Europeans were outnumbered by Africans in cities such as Mexico City, Havana and Lima.
A few more historical facts:
1 The first legal slave owner in American history was a black tobacco farmer named Anthony Johnson:
South Carolina’s largest slave holder in 1860 was a black plantation owner named William Ellison;
4 In 1830 there were 3,775 free black people who owned 12,740 black slaves;
5 Many black slaves were allowed to hold jobs, own businesses and own real estate.
6 Brutal black on black slavery was common in Africa for thousands of years;
7 Most slaves brought from Africa to America were purchased from black slave owners; and many were rounded up from villages in raids by other Blacks’book.cfm?smtid=2&psid=445
And turning to the present:
1 Barack Obama is the direct paternal descendant of slave owners;
2 You certainly won't hear CNN's Anderson Cooper mentioning Obama's family history, lest Obama might remind Cooper, the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, that his family also was slave owners;,from%20the%20southern%20United%20States.
3 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who found some Lee and Jackson statues to remove from the Empire State, seems to have forgotten New York is named for one of the most notorious slave traders in history, the Duke of York. 
4 Before defacing and tearing down statues became the latest fad, Virginia's Gov. Terry McAuliffe characterized the Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues on Richmond's Monument Avenue as "parts of our heritage." After Charlottesville, McAuliffe re-characterized them as "flash points for hatred, division and violence."
5 "Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can't stand their own history anymore.
6 Recently the Democrat leaders all took an eight minute knee to honor George Floyd wearing an African scarf. They apparently were not aware that the scarfs that they had draped around their necks were the colors and design of the African Ashanti tribe, one of the largest marketers of slavery ever.


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