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White Slaves - America's First and Forgotten
History tends to be documented by view points of one side involved in historical events. It’s not easy researching the past, people document their results on their own bias opinion of their findings. Resulting in certain events in history getting lost in translation to be forgotten.
The arriving settlers of the new world now present day America had brought with them white slaves in profound numbers. White slaves were transported in by the thousands from Europe. Close to one half of the new world colonial settlers were white slaves. During the 17th century colonial America had an extensive operation of white slavery with the British.
These people were known as “the surplus poor” from the streets and towns of Europe. Sending into slavery men, women, and children were picked up like trash off the streets and sent to spend their remaining life as disposable work.
In 1690 Richmond Virginia slave ownership of whites out number African black slaves in staggering numbers. Around this period black slaves were not highly sought after in the slave route from Europe do to the expense and time of travel from Africa to Europe.
In 17th century Australia entered into the route which formed the 1723 Waltham act producing numbers in the hundreds of thousands sending convicts to be in enslaved in America. Our history has called this "indentured servitude" to justify this act of by saying it was a punishment for a crimes these men committed. This continued through the eighteen century giving rise to kidnapping of Anglo-Saxons being handed in to slavery as well.
History may be forgotten to the majority of modern day society; however time will always reveal the things that are hidden from us. If more people in today society knew that America's most extensive slave trade operation was white slavery.
Would this change today’s ongoing discrimination with people and the color of their skin?
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