Northern Slavery and Jewish Involvement in the Black Slave Trade
The southern white plantation owner is the stereotypical image of the slave master.
A more accurate image of the slave buyer, seller, trader, trafficker, and master would be the northern Jewish ship owner and rum distiller…
NYC Doesn’t Fly Confederate Flags, But It’s Still A Shrine To Slaveowners & Slave Profiteers
“In the two weeks since white supremacist Dylann Roof allegedly murdered nine people in a South Carolina church, activists, politicians, and everyday anti-racists have taken up the cause of removing Confederate flags and monuments from the public landscape. The campaign is a noble one—the flag was, after all, created explicitly for Southern white people to start a war to preserve slavery, and Roof posed with it in photos before reportedly trying to incite his own race war—but for some liberal New Yorkers, it has served as a self-congratulatory reminder that the South is a uniquely racist place with a disgusting past that has nothing to do with them.
“Of course, the problem with this line of thinking is that the whole country was built on slavery, not just the South, and we have yet to deal with its horrors on anything approaching the way, for instance, South Africa has reckoned with apartheid, or Germany has atoned for the Holocaust. Today, Americans can visit a national Holocaust museum in their own country, but not a national slavery museum…”
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Slavery in the North
“African slavery is so much the outstanding feature of the South, in the unthinking view of it, that people often forget there had been slaves in all the old colonies. Slaves were auctioned openly in the Market House of Philadelphia; in the shadow of Congregational churches in Rhode Island; in Boston taverns and warehouses; and weekly, sometimes daily, in Merchant’s Coffee House of New York. Such Northern heroes of the American Revolution as John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin bought, sold, and owned black people. William Henry Seward, Lincoln’s anti-slavery Secretary of State during the Civil War, born in 1801, grew up in Orange County, New York, in a slave-owning family and amid neighbors who owned slaves if they could afford them. The family of Abraham Lincoln himself, when it lived in Pennsylvania in colonial times, owned slaves.
“When the minutemen marched off to face the redcoats at Lexington in 1775, the wives, boys and old men they left behind in Framingham took up axes, clubs, and pitchforks and barred themselves in their homes because of a widespread, and widely credited, rumor that the local slaves planned to rise up and massacre the white inhabitants while the militia was away…”
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Slave trade was Rhode Island’s ‘number one financial activity’
“Slavery was everywhere in Rhode Island, Rickman says. Slaves worked on South County farms and in the mansions in Newport. But it was the slave trade that was the “number one financial activity” for Rhode Island from 1720 to 1807.
“The slave trade started here with the spirits: Rhode Islanders would manufacture rum, which they would ship to Africa and sell or trade for slaves. “Rhode Islanders were really good at making rum,” he says.
“Then the Rhode Islanders would transport the slaves in the Caribbean and the southern colonies, which later became states, where the slaves would be sold or traded for sugar cane. “They would fill the boat with sugar” that was brought home to the Ocean State to make the rum, Rickman says.
“It was a trading triangle, he says. Slaves were packed below decks on the ships and many became sick and died. Their treatment was brutal and inhuman.
“Many Rhode Island residents were involved in the slave trade. There were “16 or 17 rum factories” in the state. “Newport had six,” Rickman said…”
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Filmmaker Uncovers Her Family’s Shocking Slave-Trading History, Urges Americans to Explore Own Roots
“As we continue our conversation on slavery, we are joined by a woman who uncovered that her ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Katrina Browne documented her roots in the film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” which revealed how her family, based in Rhode Island, was once the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. After the film aired on PBS in 2008, Browne went on to found the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery. We speak to Browne and Craig Steven Wilder, author of the new book, “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities…”
Read more: VIDEO – Filmmaker Uncovers Her Family’s Shocking Slave-Trading History, Urges Americans to Explore Own Roots – http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/30/filmmaker_uncovers_her_familys_shocking_slave
Aaron Lopez: Newport, Rhode Island’s Wealthiest (Jewish) Slave Trader
“Lopez expanded his trade beyond the North American coastline and by 1757 had major interests in the West Indian trade. He also sent ships to Europe and the Canary Islands. Between 1761 and 1774, Lopez was involved in the slave trade. While The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews describes Lopez as “Newport’s leading participant in the Black Holocaust”, historian Eli Faber determined Lopez underwrote 21 slave ships during a period in which Newport sent a total of 347 slave ships to Africa, and Faber described Lopez’s ventures in the slave trade as “an infinitesimal part” of the British slave trade. By the beginning of the American Revolution, Lopez owned or controlled 30 vessels…”
Source: Aaron Lopez – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Lopez
The Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront, by Tony Martin – http://www.amazon.com/The-Jewish-Onslaught-Despatches-Battlefront/dp/0912469307
The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews
“An accurate accounting of the history of Blacks and Jews from the Columbian era to the Civil War, including the extensive record of Jewish slave trading in the western hemisphere. 334 pages – 1,275 footnotes – More than 3,000 sources – Jewish journals, encyclopedias, newspapers & other publications – Jewish scholars & rabbis – Court records – Shipping records – Jewish wills – Runaway slave notices – Auction notices – Published sermons – Census data – Slave bills of sale – Tax records Full Index – Bibliography.”
The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews – http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Relationship-Between-Blacks-Jews/dp/0963687700
Dutch rabbi: Jews were deeply involved in slave trade
“According to the JTA report, published Tuesday by The Times of Israel, in one area of what used to be Dutch Guyana, 40 Jewish-owned plantations were home to a total population of at least 5,000 slaves, he says. Known as the Jodensavanne, or Jewish Savannah, the area had a Jewish community of several hundred before its destruction in a slave uprising in 1832. Nearly all of them immigrated to Holland, bringing their accumulated wealth with them…”
Read more: Dutch rabbi: Jews were deeply involved in slave trade – http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/europe/131231-dutch-rabbi-jews-were-deeply-involved-in-slave-trade