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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Is it true that we didn't have slave trade, but instead we had the Atlantic triangular trade?

And we didn't have slaves, we had involuntary labor?

This is according to the Texas new conservative history books.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Only in Texas. Some of the cargo in the triangular trade was treated as 3/5 of a person in the US Constitution. I suspect the people in Texas who dreamed this up only have 3.5 of a brain.

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  • 4 years ago

    factually that is absolutely correct. Importation of new slaves was banned when the United States was formed. No slave ship left Africa and ever landed legally in the Untited States but they did leave Africa and land in the British colonies here prior to independence. All the talk about the four years of slavery in the US forgets that for half that time the US was a British colony and portions Spanish and both of those countries allowed slavery and freely traded in them. Most slave ships left Africa and docked in the Spanish Caribbean and would then sail on to the British colonies to sell their slaves. US barred importation immediately after independence and the slave trade continued for the Spanish colonies in the New World. US history of slave ownership lasted from independence until 1866 legally since the last slaves were freed by the 16th Amendment and they were in what had been Union states since it ended in the former Confederate states in 1865. England did not outlaw slavery until the mid 1850's totally; they had banned it early in the United Kingom but left in legal in the colonies so how long did it exist in England, France did much the same thing barred in France proper but allowed in colonies, Spain the same-slavery in Mexico ended after they overthrew the French who had purchased it from Spain actually after the American Civil War was over. Europeans and Americans always crying about the evil Americans for slavery should read the history of their own countries firs. Biggest slave trading empires were the Spanish and the main seller and transporter was Dutch-the Dutch did not own slaves for labor but bought them for resale on the slave markets world wide. Many drug dealers don;t use drugs and you think they have the right to decry the people who use their product and claim a higher moral ground?

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  • 10 years ago

    Couldn't the slave trade have been part of the Atlantic triangular trade? Y'know, people didn't just go back and forth to Africa. There were other things in the mix. Africans were thought the equivalent of rum or sugar cane--a good. So, the slave trade could very well have been part of the system. Why does the truth scare liberals? Why do you want to zone in on one just one thing to the exclusion of how it actually was? Why do you want to squash discussion? Is it because students might actually be encouraged to think for themselves?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    We had both slaves and involuntary labor. Involuntary labor would be an adequate way of describing the British use of prison labor to build new colonies and as plantation workers. They used the sugar plantations as dumping grounds for their political prisoners for years.

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  • 10 years ago

    **** euphemisms. On the question of Triangular trade it probably was a triangle. Ships carried Slaves to America, Sugar and Tobacco to Europe, and trinkets to Africa.

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  • 10 years ago

    And the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery, and Johnny Reb is now referred to as Johnny Freedom Fighter.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    This kind of denial of history and disregard for education and facts is frightening.

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  • Summer
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    10 years ago

    Sure, and he's not a janitor he's a cleaning technician. And those aren't used cars, there certified pre-owned cars lol. It's so stupid.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Wow

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    "Just a fellow we fed and took care of in exchange for doing a few chores."

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