Map of early human migrations The specifics of Paleo-Indian migration to and throughout the Americas, including the exact dates and routes traveled, are subject to ongoing research and discussion. The few agreements achieved to date are the origin from Central Asiawith widespread habitation of the Americas during the end of the last glacial periodor more specifically what is known as the late glacial maximumaround 16, — 13, years before present.
So spoke the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, back in the 19th century. On no topic is the truth harsher than on that of race.
This, of course, is a most inconvenient truth, for it is a most Politically Incorrect truth. But it is the truth. Europeans of various backgrounds were enslaved by African Muslims as well.
Nor is it just that millions of whites in Europe were made to toil in bondage for hundreds of years.
This last point would as well be included in an honest discussion of slavery. An honest discussion of race would mention what no less a figure than black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates recently discovered: Many Rivers to Cross, Gates admits to having been shocked to discover that blacks freely came to America, to Florida, as early as —over years earlier than the standard date of Many Africans who were eventually sold to Europeans—at least one out of four—came from the Kingdom of Angola, where they had been converted to Roman Catholicism as early on as the 15th century.
An honest discussion of race in America would include the fact that whites were slaves, for sure, but it would also have to accommodate the obscene truth that as many as 4, free black families owned slaves in the antebellum South.
More stunning still is that, arguably, the first slave master in early America was a black man. Anthony Johnson—a name, doubtless, of which few people today, black or white, would have heard—was an Angolan who was first sold by Africans to Arabs before winding up as an indentured servant in Virginia.
There, he attained his freedom, became a planter, and acquired his own indentured servants. One of the latter, John Casor, a black man, served his mandatory seven years—but Johnson refused to set him free. Slavery was born, as this was the very first time in the colonies when it was legally determined that a person who had committed no crime had to spend the rest of his remaining existence in bondage.
We are a long ways off from having a truly honest discussion of race. Now we see why.
Freedom Center pamphlets now available on Kindle:When we think of slavery today, we think of it primarily from the point of view of its relationship to racism. But planters in the 17th and 18th centuries looked at it primarily as a means to produce profits for them.
Slavery was a method of organizing labor to produce sugar, tobacco, and cotton. The Discovery. Ancient Slavery. Las Casas and Negro Slavery.
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Item srmvision.com Rating: % positive. A History of Slavery in the United States Browse through a timeline of America's 'peculiar institution'. In From Slavery to Freedom, explore the history of slavery in America, abolitionism and the Underground Railroad, and the modern struggle for freedom.
Nearly 60 manumission, indenture, and freedom papers from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives discovered by the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds Office.
Abolishing Slavery in America program; Computer with Internet access; Newsprint and markers; Procedures. Ask students what they know about slavery. Possible answers include the following: Slavery was the practice of bringing people from Africa to the New World to work against their will and without payment for plantation owners.
Slavery is inhumane. The oldest known civilization of the Americas was established in the Norte Chico region of modern Peru. Complex society emerged in the group of coastal valleys, between and BCE. Complex society emerged in the group of coastal valleys, between and BCE.