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What is Slavery and Who is Enslaved?

What is Slavery and Who is Enslaved?

Englands or New Englands. In that sense, Indians are in the way.

Some of them are removed by wars. So a very bloody process of...
GROSS: And removed, you mean, like, killed?

WARREN: Killed or displaced. Some, it turns out, are actually sold,
war captives. About a thousand at least, maybe, are sold to the West

Indies, part of the Atlantic slave trade.

GROSS: Yeah, so it's just a really weird thing happening in New
England. They're importing slaves from the West Indies, slaves who
came from Africa, and at the same time, the New England colonists

are exporting Indian slaves. And so, like, one logical question is since

Just who is a slave in this day and age?聽 Is slavery akin to skin color?聽 Or is slavery akin to social status?

Is racism slavery?聽 I think not.聽

If you are white are you subject to slavery?聽 Of course you are.

The American government enslaved its population when it went bankrupt in 1937.聽 Every child born was required to be issued a birth certificate.聽 Was that to prove you were born?聽 No鈥攊t was so every child could be traded on the bond market.聽 It didn鈥檛/doesn鈥檛 matter what 鈥榗olor鈥 that child is.

an assistant professor in the department of history at Princeton




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Does that child receive income from those trades?聽 I think not.聽 Let鈥檚 look at definitions of Slavery:


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Just because no one told us we are slaves doesn鈥檛 negate the issue.聽 We are bound by all sorts of regulations not conducive to our founding fathers鈥 Constitution.

Our courts are run by Maritime Law in order to entice us into giving up our Constitutional rights.

We need to bring back our Constitutional courts.

It seems the聽1776 Project聽has been scrapped and replaced with the聽1619 Project.

I鈥檓 not so sure that鈥檚 a good idea.聽 I haven鈥檛 done a comparison of the two yet, but you can compare them below. They鈥檙e really selling the one they want you to buy, so make sure you you view both.

The 鈥1776 Project

The聽1619 Project

Click to access The NYT 1691 Project

At first glance, I did not see any Indians in the second.聽 They were enslaved, too, so the Puritans [my ancestors] could take their lands. I imagine they were enslaved in greater numbers than any other race. As usual, we only get the half of the story they want us to have. Should we give them taxpayer dollars, too?

Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

New England Bound
Slavery and Colonization in Early America
by Wendy Warren

Hardcover, 345 pages
Englands or New Englands. In that sense, Indians are in the way.

Some of them are removed by wars. So a very bloody process of...
GROSS: And removed, you mean, like, killed?

WARREN: Killed or displaced. Some, it turns out, are actually sold,
war captives. About a thousand at least, maybe, are sold to the West

Indies, part of the Atlantic slave trade.

GROSS: Yeah, so it's just a really weird thing happening in New
England. They're importing slaves from the West Indies, slaves who
came from Africa, and at the same time, the New England colonists

are exporting Indian slaves. And so, like, one logical question is since

And her book:

GROSS: So you used the word chattel slavery. What was chattel

slavery mean?

WARREN: So chattel slavery is commodified slavery. It's where
people have a price. They can be bought and sold. It's where you have

a price on your head.

GROSS: So what surprised me, too, reading your book was not just
how early slavery had started in New England but also that Indians

were enslaved.





Purchase New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America HERE








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WAIT鈥擶AIT鈥β Aren鈥檛 the people of The United States of America bought and sold from the minute they are born?

Indians, Africans, and people brought from across the pond were all bound into slavery or servitude.聽 If Spain and England wanted a people鈥檚 land and/or gold and riches, they captured or killed them or sold them.聽 Ireland was a land of the enslaved for a time.

Tribes in Africa fought each other and the losing tribe was enslaved.聽 Many were sold to slave traders of different skin colors, but the enslavement of many Africans was perpetrated by their own.


Let鈥檚 look at History.

In 1494, Portugal and Spain signed聽Treaty of Tordesillas, splitting the world into two halves.聽 It didn鈥檛 matter that other lands were occupied.

So Kings and Queens divvied up the world due to a pathological sense of entitlement.


Slavery has existed since the beginning of time.聽 Let鈥檚 take Greece for example.



There were two main ways: the first was to be the child of a slave and the second was captivity in war. In some ancient societies, there was a third way, free people could be enslaved within their community and end up as slaves. In some cities this was forbidden, for example with Solon鈥檚 reforms in Athens it was impossible for an Athenian to be enslaved due to debt.

For what purposes were slaves used?

A basic purpose was domestic work such as washing, mopping, going to the spring to carry water, chopping wood. Another category of slaves were those who were used for labor and production of wealth in the fields, mines, workshops. Also in a house, there was a slave who was the steward of all the other slaves, so something like a manager. Almost all the officials in the ancient states were slaves. In ancient Athens, for example, the policemen were slaves who belonged to the state.

Agriculture, a common use for slaves, black-figure neck-amphora by the Antimenes Painter, British Museum

Were there consequences for abusing a slave?

A master could do whatever he wanted with his servant, including killing him. On the other hand, slaves were property and there was a limit because if you killed your slave, you would destroy your property. Therefore, masters were very inventive in the forms of punishment and did not destroy their property. There are cases where a master could be put in trouble for the way he treated his slave by other members of society who had their own reasons for denouncing him. There were such cases that were brought to the courts.

What were the numbers of freemen and slaves in the population of a city?

The difference from society to society in ancient times could be enormous. In Sparta, for example, slaves outnumbered Spartans by 5 to 7 times. They were perhaps over 70% of the total population. In other societies, the percentage of slaves was most likely small, on the order of 5-10%. In Athens, it was about 30% of the population, and it is quite possible that it could have been as high as 50%.

Were there slaves who won their freedom?

Most slaves who gained their freedom did so in two ways: the first was by cashing in their freedom. Most notably, those slaves who worked alone or engaged in occupations that allowed them to save some of their earnings were eventually able to redeem their freedom from their masters. The second has to do with the mass manumission of slaves, especially under conditions of internal unrest and war. When a state was in great danger, it could free slaves and use them as soldiers. We know that in 406 BC, during the Peloponnesian War, because the very critical naval battle with the Spartans of Arginousa was being prepared in Athens and there were not many Athenians left to man the fleet, they freed thousands of slaves and at the same time made them Athenian citizens, in order to fight in the naval battle.

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The moral of the story is this:

We are all slaves.聽 Many aren鈥檛 aware we are.聽 I wasn鈥檛.聽 Let鈥檚 come together [whatever color skin we have] and stop the madness.

We can stop our enslavers if we stop fighting each other.

Copyright January 2021 by Joyce Bowen

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It was a topic that's been eating at me for a while. Thank you for the share, Pascal Derrien.

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #1

a fascinating post on a multidimensional issue

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