Why was I never taught this in School.
I actually learned this in school.
Some freed slaves bought their family members out of slavery. You assume this if you go through records and see the same last names, or do research on genealogy.
Then there were the blacks that had plantations or small farms and did the same thing southern white land owners did. They bought slaves and used them for labor.
blacks owned more than 75% of the slaves in Louisiana. 75% of slaves were owned by blacks in Louisiana.
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James
So they use to have a show on tv where "movie stars" would research their history using ancestry.com. who do you think you are or something to that effect. Anytime a black person would find in their history that it said their ancestry owned slaves, they gave the excuse that the family would buy their brothers, sisters, wives, cousins out of slavery. Making them the new owner but not using them as slaves to perform labor. I somewhat bought that until I recently saw the movies ROOTS and saw this clippet...There is always someone willing to step on the rights of other people for their benefit no matter what color they are.
"and the truth shall make you free"
the Mediterranean Sea kidnapped and enslaved a million (white) people from the north rim. Nobody hears about that, either.
In the form of central bank planning, theft by inflation & other trickery.
"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon
The truth about slavery is that it has existed from the creation of agriculture. Long before the Southern states rescinded their ratification of the Constitution. Slavery still exists today. The American enslavement of blacks is but an iota of the history of slavery. Slavery was necessary to create enough food back then. We lacked the capital to produce enough food. The capital was eventually invented, and would have been invented sooner had Lincoln not invaded the South and the productive hands not been stolen away from inventing tractors and gins to make guns and cannons.
Historians and politicians paint the South with this brush of evil racist slave owners because they want to instill in people everything they did was out of racism. They want to make the issue of secession so taboo, by linking it to racism, that people will not consider it. Secession is a fundamental right of a free people.
Tom Wood's history classroom lectures with Kevin Gutzman and Brion McClanahan on the US pre 1870 are great on this. $99 well spent. I highly recommend it.
I used to argue this stuff a great deal more than i do now, but I remember having an 1860 census report from New Orleans that recorded that of the 10,689 free negroes residing in New Orleans, over 3,000 of them, or 28% owned slaves.
good historical view of slavery.
profited tremendously from the slave trade.
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Slavery NEVER ended and TODAY a few thousand people own about 7 Billion Slaves...
Most history books strip that aspect from the re-telling and that is like removing someone's personality or giving history a frontal labotomy.
Read Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington and Truth Stranger Than Fiction by Josiah Henson. Good first hand accounts of slavery and reconstruction.
These true stories will enrage, surprise, and encourage you.
The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution
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In the US or North Carolina? I know several bros owned slaves of their own, but not much beyond that.
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Wasn't expecting that.
In the US or North Carolina? I know several negros owned slaves of their own, but not much beyond that.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in his memoirs that he would have freed his slaves but he knew they would have no where to go and would end up dead or as someone elses slaves.But all you hear is Jefferson was a rich white man and a hippocrite who had slaves.You never hear how they actually admired and adored him.
Banks wouldn't let him free his slaves even if he wanted to. He did however free Sally Hemmings and thier sons together upon his death.
Also, at Jefferson's request, the Virginia legislature passed an act specifically allowing Madison and Eston Hemings (his sons with Sally), and three other relatives mentioned in his will, to remain in the state despite the 1806 removal law.
You ought to check out "The Jefferson Lies" by David Barton. he does a pretty good job refuting the case that Thomas Jefferson fathered any children with Sally Hemmings. A Jefferson male fathered Eston, but that male was more than likely not TJ.
(not trying to put TJ on a pedestal, just like to play devil's advocate and I thought it was an interesting read)
Another good one you might like is "Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men" by Jeffrey Hummel -- it's an alternative history to the Civil War that Hummel painstakingly researched and documented. After each chapter there is an additional essay on the sources used in that chapter!