They Were White & They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America by Michael A. Hoffman IIThe Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America
This remarkable history book traces the suppressed record of the slave trade in Whites, hundreds of thousands of whom were kidnapped, chained, whipped and worked to death in colonial America and industrial Britain. Historian Michael A. Hoffman II makes a compelling case for the fact that millions of American whites alive today are also descendants of slaves, the white slaves. ...a new and startling perspective on the slavery issue. --Instauration magazine. ...an excellent book... Revilo Oliver, PhD., University of Illinois
Were U. Were there any silver linings to forced bondage? The homework assignment was drawn from a nationally distributed textbook. Such controversies underscore a profound lack of understanding of slaver y, the institution that, more than any other in the formation of the American republic, undergirded its very economic, social and political fabric. They overlook that slavery, which affected millions of blacks in America, was enforced by a system of sustained brutality, including acts—and constant threats—of torture, rape and murder. They ignore countless historic examples of resistance, rebellion and escape.
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It has shown up on Irish trivia Facebook pages, in Scientific American magazine, and on white nationalist message boards: the little-known story of the Irish slaves who built America, who are sometimes said to have outnumbered and been treated worse than slaves from Africa. Historians say the idea of Irish slaves is based on a misreading of history and that the distortion is often politically motivated. Far-right memes have taken off online and are used as racist barbs against African-Americans. A small group of Irish and American scholars has spent years pushing back on the false history. In , 82 Irish scholars and writers signed an open letter denouncing the Irish slave myth and asking publications to stop mentioning it.
Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Resource Bank Contents. By slavery was primarily located in the South, where it existed in many different forms. African Americans were enslaved on small farms, large plantations, in cities and towns, inside homes, out in the fields, and in industry and transportation.
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