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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-21-2017 at 05:49:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • The Forgotten True Story of The White Slaves of Barbary
  • September 19, 2017 By Robert Gehl

    In this media climate – and if you’re a student of pop culture, you’d think that slavery was invented by white people and only practiced by white people.

    While slavery is a shameful legacy of many nations – America included- it was neither invented nor promulgated by American colonists or European explorers.

    Slavery was around in Biblical times and continues to this day in much of the world, especially the Islamic world.

    Forgotten in the current narrative is the story of the Barbary slave trade, where up to 1.25 million Europeans were enslaved by Barbary pirates – in North Africa.

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    Island Mike    Posted 09-21-2017 at 11:13:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: The Forgotten True Story of The White Slaves of Barbary
  • Indeed there is still much slavery practiced today. Indian tribes on the West Coast of BC would have raiding parties against other tribes, to obtain slaves. Many Indian women are against self government for some tribes, for that reason. A white British sailor was held as a slave for two years. His account of life with the tribe provides good history.
    As an aside. When visiting another tribe by boat, you enter to port, as a sign you come in peace. To starboard for war. Same rule in Hawaii as Captain Cook found out.
    We went around the boat island anti clockwise, which allowed us to enter all the ports and bays to port.
    We visited Friendly Cove, where the British and Spanish met with the local chiefs. The result of which: The Spanish left town.

    Island Mike

    Dean    Posted 09-21-2017 at 08:43:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: The Forgotten True Story of The White Slaves of Barbary
  • Gasp!

    You have spoken the unthinkable!

    Surely you know that only whites can be racists and only blacks can be slaves???

    Dean

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