RE: [AAArch] White Slaves and African Masters
- Yeah, two factors that were similar in both Latin American slavery and North
Africa were the level of attrition. Most slaves died and did not reproduce,
so new slaves had to be imported. In English colonies reproduction was a
bigger norm. It is one of the reasons why the stats of how many slaves were
taken to Brazil compared to the USA and the relative population expansion
from those slaves do not match.
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From: "elisafuk" <elisafuk@...>
Subject: [AAArch] White Slaves and African Masters
Date: Thu, 30 Nov:08:15 -0000
Whilst I know that this is an African American archaeology forum, I do
feel that in understanding the slave trade and its consequences one
needs to examine the full picture.
And that is that white ( Britons , Europeans and Americans) were taken
as captive slaves.( not talking about indentures) but as proper slaves.
Coastal towns of Britain were raided and the people taken off by the
corsairs of barbary to Morocco etc.
Whilst there they suffered a cruel fate under the hands of the black
slave drivers/task masters.) ( see: Giles Miltons: White Gold and or
Paul Baeplers: Whites slaves and African Masters.)
This I think is a contributing factor in the stepping up of the
Atlantic Trade and of its ferociousness.
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