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Subject: Re: Abraham Lincoln waged The War Between The States to SAVE THE UNION and not to free the slaves!
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 04:53:50 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 18, 7:09 am, ""
> On Mar 18, 5:24 am, "" <>
> > On Mar 17, 8:52 pm, ""
> > A concise history of slavery
> > At Jamestown, Va. in 1611 a group of Scottish women and children were
> > sold as slaves. 7 years later in Jamestown the first Africans were
> > sold in slavery. From 1611 until 1865 people from virtually every
> > society on earth were sold into slavery in North America. Citizens in
> > each of the thirteen colonies enslaved people, but slavery was viewed
> > as a southern institution after the early 1800's. Along the coastal
> > areas of the South a majority of the slaves were black. In some inland
> > areas whites and Native Americans outnumbered black slaves.
> what amazes me to no end is that genealogy is a precise study of
> and yet this group has so many non-historian commentators
> as noted above, slavery worldwide up until it mostly ended in the
> was rampant and not confined to blacks from Africa
> and slavery included some of my Scottish ancestors sold into slavery
> by their British overlords
There were different kinds of slavery.....chattel, where the slave
is actual property of the owner,which is what most people today
associate with the word.....debtor, where the person wasn't actual
property, but had to work the debt and fines, etc off....indentured
servitude, which was for a set period. Many of the non-African slaves
fell into the two latter groups...as did some of the Africans.'
There are others...everyone in the Ottoman Empire was technically a
slave except the Sultan...in sub-Saharan Africa, a slave was often
someone who did not belong to the local tribe/group.
Many today would consider serfdom to be slavery. My rambling point
is that "slave" doesn't always mean "slave".
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