Clotilda The Last American Slave Ship
Our Freedom is in Jeopardy
My Parents and Grandparents were spoon fed by the Democrat Party claiming they were for the people. And, now we know the truth they are for Socialism and all the money that can obtain from various wealthy non-Americans; who want to take our freedom away.
Republican Party (Grand Old Party)
My parents and Grandparents are no longer living in our world today; which is bitter sweet to me. I still miss them so much, but I am happy their hearts were not broken by their beloved Democratic Leaders.
All my life I have heard the Democrat Party was for the people and the Republican Party was for the rich.
Which I found after doing research that it is just the opposite since President Trump became our president in 2016. He is for the people to live in a safe and prosperous country; and for their children to have the best education while living and enjoying freedom.
Slavery In America was not Necessary
I am still mad that slavery happened in our United States of America.* in my research only a small percentage, maybe 6 percent of African captives were sold to the United States slaveholders.
The mass of African captives went to Brazil and then the Caribbean. Slavery is a portion of most nations’ history from Roman civilization to Greek. Slavery played a major function in ancient Greek Civilization.
The USA part of slavery lasted only 246 years—not 400. Most historians use 1619 as the beginning of the first enslaved people in United States of America.
Slavery in America Lasted 246 Years
Black Africans first on American soil came as explorers (not slaves) accompanied by Spanish and Portuguese explorers.
If we use the date of 1619 as the start and 1865—13th Amendment as the end, then slavery in the United States only lasted 246 years—not 400.
Estevanico (1500-1539) A Great Moroccan Black Explorer
**List of Slaves Owners Link Below
Search the name Estevanico (1500-1539) Birth name Mustafa Azemmouri. He was a Moroccan explorer; the first American explorer and aka “the first great Black African man in United States of America.
Americans should receive Reparation from China
The truth is only about 25 percent of southerners owned slave in the United States.
This is the Historical truth about inequality and reparations:
Americans should receive Reparation from China as compensation for war damage paid for bringing the Pandemic to the United States; as an act of terrorism.
As far as Reparation for slaves descendants—I have no opinion because I am not black—and I cannot feel what they feel in their hearts.
China should pay reparations to the U.S.: Rep. Jeff Van Drew
American Blacks have been Free 152 Years
American Blacks have been free 152 years, which is a short time considering it is about three generations away from slavery.
We Americans can argue today truthfully that we do not own slaves and most of our families did not own slaves. This reasoning brings the issue of why should we pay and then be charged higher taxes for reparation?
Whatever your opinion is; I say do yourself a favor and research slavery in the United States of America.
One cannot help but be sicken from researching about how slaves were treated. They were treated like cattle.
They were valued from before birth to every age of their life. The women were checked for their fertility by slaveholders. The prime males were sold at auctions judged by size, age and skill.
What is the most inhuman action to me of the slaveholders were taking babies and young children from their mamas to sell. The broken-hearted mothers would never see their babies again. This actually gave me a migraine it sicken my heart and soul.
Archeologists Uncover the Lives of Jamestown’s Enslaved People
The Movie Roots
The worst movie I believe was “Roots” and my mother and I could only watch half of the first night. I had asked my mother about slavery; and she said this movie showed the horrors the slaves went through in our country.
I had nightmares for weeks. I wondered if my ancestors owned slaves. And, how did they treat them if they did.
Roots "Kunta" Africans Selling Africans
The History of Slavery not Taught Corrrectly
I know if Americans living today researched slavery; they will be shocked and surprised at what the black slaves endured.
I can only remember a few things we were taught about slaves. I remember the Native Americans as we were taught to call Indians; were too lazy to work in the fields. So the wealthy purchased black slaves to do the labor.
Slavery a Inhumane Time in History
Encyclopedias are Antiquated Today
I know this sounds crazy but I did not research slavery then—and if I asked my mother about history—she would say look in the encyclopedias that is why I got them for you.
And, or if I asked how to spell something she would say—sound it out and look it up in the dictionary. Phonics was not taught when I went to school—we memorized everything. Years later, I taught Phonics to my sweet children in a public school. I pray that each of them are happy and safe.
Slaves vs Indentured Servitude:
- Slaves could not choose their fate—they had no choice.
- Indentured Servitude Contracts: Is not exactly slavery, but still inhumane. Immigrants had a choice to either enter into a contract to the owner or stay where they were living.
Indentured Servants versus Slaves 1760
Indentured servants or laborers did not get paid
Indentured Servitude: Indentured Servants were also bad in many ways. Many white immigrants from other countries would sign or was forced to sign a contract for indentured service or indentured labor.
Signing would guarantee the owner for a period of time of free labor until the debt was paid back for passage to the United States or other destinations. Sometimes, the indentured servants or laborers would be sold to a third party without of course their consent.
Many young men and women under the age of 21 came from Germany or Britain. Indentured servants or laborers did not get paid. They were given food and board. This is difficult to believe, but the use of indentured servitude did not end until the early 1900s, around 1917.
Female Indentured Servants
Indentured servants could not marry without consent of their master. Sometimes, they received physical punishment; and did not get help from the courts.
Female servants might be raped or sexually abused by their masters. If children from the rape were produced their indentured contract would be extended by two years.
A female indentured servant faced many issues because of being a woman. Indentured Servitude became illegal in 1833 in the USA.
The British Appear to be the Leader in the Slavery Business
After 1833 the British were getting ready to transport 1 million Indians from India into the Caribbean to replace the freed slaves of 1833 in indenture ship.
Women were willing to take the chance to escape abusive husbands; or poor living conditions. However, the Indian Immigration Act of 1883 prevented married or single women to leave just to escape. (I pray these women were good actresses and fooled them so they could have a choice to stay or leave.)
The British appear to be the leader in using humans to their benefit, and monetary gain.
Researched from the following: *Researched from Daina Ramey Berry Associate Professor of History and African.
Slave Owners List—Which I believe is not the complete list. Is found in Wikipedia. And, Indentured Servitudes.
President Lincoln is One of My Favorite Presidents
Every American should research slavery and how it started and why in America. I hope all slavery in any form never happens again in our country or any other country.
This is why my favorite president is Abe Lincoln, who freed the slaves and indentured servants in America USA.
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© 2020 Barbara Purvis Hunter
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on October 17, 2020:
It is always nice to have a visit from you--and thanks. I hope all is well with you and your love ones. Have a great day.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 17, 2020:
This is an informative and thought provoking article.
I have learnt a lot from this. Slavery shouldn’t have happened earlier, and it shouldn’t happen anywhere, again. Each life is precious and everyone deserves respect.
Thanks for sharing.
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on October 16, 2020:
Thanks from my heart and may you have a blessed rest of this year and the next.
Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS from Memphis on October 16, 2020:
Fear has a lot to do with how some people react. Fear and insecurity. I've learned that when people really feel good about themselves, its easy feeling good about others! Keep writing such wonderful articles and stay as sweet and caring as you are!
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on October 15, 2020:
Hi, Thanks for the visit. I appreciate hearing from you.
Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on October 15, 2020:
The churches were wrong--I am just learning and researching all the information on the internet. I will never understand racism. I was grew up in Florida where neighbors helped each other. Some of the best people I have met in my career and personal life are from different races. Small town communities helped each other as well as the farmers like my grandfather. I am still researching.
Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS from Memphis on October 15, 2020:
Well written and informative!
MG Singh emge from Singapore on October 15, 2020:
It is a very interesting article and I liked it quite a bit. I have read a lot about slavery and also visited the slave castle in Ghana. I can't think of anything inhuman than that. I have another take on this issue and that is the role of the church. Sadly the church condoned slavery in the deep south.