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9 Facts Proving Slavery Was Responsible for American and European Economic Success

Without the significant labor to cultivate the land Europeans claimed to have “discovered,” the conquest would have been for naught. The notion of Europeans or Native Americans working the land was not seriously considered. It was the enslaved Africans who were put to work to transform the abundant land into livable housing, farms and other businesses.

2448855_origThe Enslaved Were an ‘Investment’

To get an idea of how valued and valuable to the economy the enslaved were, each one represented as much as $130,000 in today’s prices when the South seceded from the United States. Significantly, this was two times as much from 14 years before — a true measure of the impact of the enslaved and the increased demand in the marketplace. According to economists, this alone would crystalize how “investing” in an enslaved person was a money-maker that drove business.

 

 

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Slave Traders Amassed a Fortune Off Black Bodies

According to a BBC report, between 1761 and 1808, British traders hauled across the Atlantic 1,428,000 African captives and pocketed $94.4 million — perhaps $10 billion in today’s money — from slave sales.

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  1. “I CAN´T BREATHE.
    BUT TOGETHER WE CAN BOYCOTT ”.

    Let us engage them on the ECONOMIC FRONT, WELL WITHIN THE LAW.
    Let us take back our ‘ HOODS.
    Let us BOYCOTT all Non – Black Owned businesses in our neighborhoods!

    This ought to get us the RESPECT that we seek!

  2. Jay Contreras says:

    I would add, not just in the 'hood' but let's support or START our own businesses. But also remember that Black Wall Street was burned down on a whim. Have something to back it up. Parasites will always seek hosts.

  3. Jay Contreras says:

    I would add, not just in the 'hood' but let's support or START our own businesses. But also remember that Black Wall Street was burned down on a whim. Have something to back it up. Parasites will always seek hosts.

  4. William Eaton says:

    Mules overestimate their value as mules

  5. William Eaton says:

    Facts of black slavery. Blacks sold their own into slavery to a bunch of Jewish and Arab slave traders. The first black slave in the 13 colonies was owned by another black. There were over 2,000 black slave owners in the south. And a higher percentage of Jews owned slaves than whites

  6. Ovie Inuwere says:

    What makes you so sure of that.. History has been diluted for centuries

  7. Tarik Tyler says:

    It's amazing what a racist high school nazi education can do. Where's your proof of these "2000 black slave owners"? More to the point what backyard geneticist told you that blacks originated from whites? Wow you must sleep with a copy of Mein Kampf under your bed. But I see atlantablackstar.com has really got you hooked huh?! Awesome.

  8. Tarik Tyler says:

    It's amazing what a racist high school nazi education can do. Where's your proof of these "2000 black slave owners"? More to the point what backyard geneticist told you that blacks originated from whites? Wow you must sleep with a copy of Mein Kampf under your bed. But I see atlantablackstar.com has really got you hooked huh?! Awesome.

  9. William Eaton says:

    First off racist isn't a real word but the invention of Marxist in the 1920's obviously never heard of Trotsky? And actually it would be specist since modern populations are decent from at least 3-5 seperate species of hominid not one. And actually cromagnon was the first modern humans and cromagnon wasn't African

  10. William Eaton says:

    As for black slave owners the U.S. census doesn't lie

  11. William Eaton says:

    The African genome project found multiple unknown hominid DNA in sub Saharan African blacks not found in either Caucasian or Asian population so much for your out of Africa idiocy despite the mountains of evidence against it. Cromagnon was the first modern humans and cromagnon wasn't African but migrated into north Africa 32 k ago from the middle east breeding with the various preexisting species of hominid

  12. William Eaton says:

    I also doubt you know what cromagnon, Neanderthal, Denosovian, homo Florentus and red deer cave man are? Or in your case homo Heidelbergenus africanus

  13. Tarik Tyler says:

    William Eaton So despite all the collected evidence from geneticist,anthroplogist,and the entire scientific community you think cromagnon was what…? European? Europeans didn't show up until 40k-60k years AFTER. Try your "knowledge " on someone who hasn't gone to college.

  14. Tarik Tyler says:

    I get it son. Cherry picking your information from old already disproven "science" to stake your claim as the master race/species is what you need to hold onto a former reality that is quickly slipping from your grasp. Your type is already being selectively weeded out from society. I just look at you in your death throes and feel sad that you couldn't adapt. You guys honestly sit around in your little covens with your low paying jobs still holding onto "blacks have low iqs". Meanwhile the world rapidly changes around you while you get flushed down the social toilet.

  15. William Eaton says:

    Ever see how blacks shower in Africa?

  16. William Eaton says:

    Low paying lol I work for one of the top ten companies in the U.S.

  17. Tarik Tyler says:

    Working at Budweiser driving a truck is not high paying.

  18. William Eaton says:

    Without whites no electricity no running water and sewer no grocery stores no hospitals no firefighters no nothing

  19. William Eaton says:

    Nope don't work at Budweiser although they pay good money

  20. William Eaton says:

    Tarik unemployed in NYC

  21. Slavery played a big part in the development of the European and American economy and so did selling drugs or opium, read Dr. Nancy Turner Banks's "AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire."

  22. Investment banker George Merrill the founder of Merrill Lynch allegedly purchased the Wild-wood Plantation located in Greenwood Mississippi for 1/2 million in 1926 the Delta crop duster company started on that plantation prior, to the purchase by Merrill the US government invested in this action.

  23. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton Caucasians never cease to amaze me with their arrogance. Hey, arrogant fool, everything you claimed to have done was done by us. We invented paper, boats, fishing, hunting, mathematics, science, philosophy, agriculture, clocks (Oh, that reminds me, the first clock in America was invented by a black man: Benjamin Banneker. Whitey didn't have the intelligence to make a clock.), surgery, houses, various instruments, government, etc, etc. Cracker, you did not invent electricity. Electricity is the product of nature. You are not of nature. You are a genetic mishap.

  24. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters uneducated uninformed ignorant revisionist afrocentric idiocy at it's finest. Blacks couldn't even invent the wheel lol none of the things you say were invented by blacks were invented by blacks. Obviously never been out of the ghetto and to a museum

  25. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters also the African genome project found multiple unknown hominid DNA in sub Saharan African blacks not found in either Caucasian or Asian population including your ancient Egyptian pharaohs so much for your out of Africa idiocy despite the mountains of evidence against it . Fact is that cromagnon was the first modern humans and cromagnon wasn't African but migrated into Africa breeding with the various preexisting species of hominid 32 k ago. Blacks have the smallest brain capacity and lowest average iq of 80-85 barely above that of a retard and are the most archaic both physically and genetically

  26. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters also the first mechanical modern clock was invented in Europe during the 14th and 16th century

  27. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton LOL! You're predictable with your Eurocentric cliches. Modern man is a lot older than Cromagnon or Neanderthal. And no, the cromagnons–as you perceive them to be–are NOT the ancestors of modern Europeans. The ancestors of modern Europeans are the Grimaldi, African women and men who branched off from the bushmen–the oldest human beings on the planet. But off coarse your European brain is programmed deny the obvious. Whenever your "superiority" is challenged, your Caucasian brain uses denial as a defense mechanism that's designed to soothe your insecurities about being genetically recessive. Caucasians like you dread the day that you'll be wiped off the face of this Earth. But again, your Eurocentric mind will deny what I just said because it wasn't made to think critically.

  28. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton There's no "S" at the end of my last name. See how that defense mechanism has prevented your brain from functioning properly?

  29. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters the S is called auto correct mistake. It figures a uneducated afrocentric would bring up the tired old grimaldi man argument without actually knowing what they're talking about. Grimaldi child and women weren't black. The childs skull was crushed and had to be pieced together and the female was missing her teeth giving them what was mistaken for prothagunism. Both were Caucasian cromagnon

  30. William Eaton says:

    And nothing to come out of Africa was remotely modern in form you obviously failed basic physical anthropology and genetics. Prothagunism isn't a modern trait nor is a pea sized brain

  31. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters do you even know what homo erectus is? Fact is the oldest homo erectus remains are found in Georgia in the Caucuses 1. 8 million years ago.

  32. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton That S was your mistake. Anyway, homo-erectus didn't migrate to Europe until 500,000 years after his genesis in Africa. But homo-erectus is not the oldest member of the genus homo. Homo-habilis, handy man, is. He first evolved 2 to 1.5 million years ago on the continent of Africa.

  33. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters uneducated uninformed ignorant afrocentric nation of Islam idiocy at it's finest no wonder why everyone calls you niggers

  34. William Eaton says:

    Homo erectus evolved in Georgia do try to stay up on the most recent archeology findings

  35. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton But like I said before, the oldest branch of the human race is the bushman and the first true Europeans were the Grimaldi.

  36. William Eaton says:

    Yes more uneducated uninformed ignorant revisionist afrocentric idiocy about Grimaldi child and women at least know what you're talking about. Grimaldi child skull was crushed and had to be pieced together and grimaldi woman had no teeth both were mistaken for prothagunism

  37. William Eaton says:

    And actually the various populations of north and central Africa have been mixed since 32 k ago with cromagnon. Nothing remotely modern c as me from Africa btw prothagunism isn't a modern trait

  38. William Eaton says:

    And the African genome project found multiple unknown hominid DNA in sub Saharan African blacks not found in either Caucasian or Asian population including your ancient Egyptian pharaohs so much for your out of Africa idiocy despite the mountains of evidence against it . The Marxist dribble of Franz Boas of the cultural institute of Marxism of Frankfurt aka the father of american anthropology has thoroughly been dispoved

  39. William Eaton says:

    Mike Foresters the latest uneducated uninformed ignorant revisionist afrocentric idiot that is in desperate need of both a basic history lesson and a lesson in basic physical anthropology and genetics and evolution

  40. William Eaton says:

    Also the exact date and lineage of both homo habilis and homo eragastor are much in question. What is known is that the oldest homo erectus remains are found in Georgia in the Caucuses. And btw homo Heidelbergenus was in Europe 500,000 years ago not homo erectus

  41. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton Your African genome is as pseudo as your intelligence.

  42. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton Your African genome is as pseudo as your intelligence.

  43. William Eaton says:

    Mike monkey forester nope the African genome project is fact. Also fact blacks have the smallest brain capacity and lowest average iq of 80-85 barely above that of a retard and are the most archaic both physically and genetically. That being said I tend not to argue with monkeys with a brain capacity 250cc smaller than mine and a IQ 5 deviation levels lower than mine

  44. William Eaton says:

    The average black brain capacity is 1200cc lol about the same as homo erectus the average Caucasian brain capacity is 1450cc

  45. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton LOL

  46. William Eaton says:

    No watching how blacks shower in Africa is lol watch cow urine shower video on YouTube

  47. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton I don't watch your twisted imagination in order for you to try an prove a point LOL.

  48. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton According to your pseudo intelligence 🙂

  49. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton According to your pseudo intelligence 🙂

  50. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton You haven't proven or dis-proven anything. Your Eurocentric mechanism has given you the illusion of thoroughly dis-proving Boaz. You see white supremacy is composed of two primary ingredients: illusion and delusion. In the illusion aspect of your ignorant…Ha! Sorry I just can't stop laughing at your stupid propositions.

  51. Mike Forester says:

    William Eaton Watching a bunch of idiotic white kids light their own car on fire is also comical 🙂

  52. William Eaton says:

    So Mike monkey Foresters just for the official record. You deny blacks have the smallest brain capacity of around 1 200cc and the lowest average iq of 80-85 barely above that of a retard. Are the most archaic both physically and genetically. Prothagonism isn't a modern trait. And according to the African genome project have multiple unknown hominid DNA not found in either Caucasian or Asian population.

  53. lets first understand what slavery means, and you'll realize that we're still enslaved and /or self imposed slaves voluntarily. the church is one the greatest tool used to bilk your pockets by your money hungry preachers and a system designed to dumb down and program your mindsets in accepting your degrading conditions. the church has thought us how to lie and falsify history, it teaches that immortality is right and morality is wrong. in total , what used to be ungodly is now perceived as godly. secondly, your history is being swept under the rug in replace for European culture and history , hard to digest. most of the history being thought about Europeans are of characters with questionable traits. e.g. Christopher Columbos the pirate, looter and rapist. if one were to thoroughly read and analise the events surrounding the trials and tribulation in the life of jesus, you would find that the very culprits that murdered him, are of the same mindset of those who cold bloodedly murdering innocent people in muslim countries to achieve their goals and they always use deceptive ways to repair their image. in the case of jesus they made him into a diety like figure, in the case of martin luther king, they would often use excerpt from his famous speech.etc.

  54. forget all the chit chat about slavery in the past and present. Slavery is one of the most degrading experience one can experience. The most people who talk about it never experience it. The wealth of the large corporation today the Religion they all have hand in slavery. The changes should make now is for the children of the first wave of slave must free now an to do so we all have to work together to free each other of this most degrading evil.

  55. Respect. You are right man!

  56. Well,did you know that in the 1600's Europeans were enslaved by the Blacks? Yes ,Black Royalty( The Moors)

  57. Freddie Gein says:

    And they were annihilated by the French

  58. That's not true at all. The occupation of the Moors in Europe did not resemble slavery in America at all. Because of the Moorish occupation Europe came out of the dark ages. The Moors brought their medicine, math and sciences to Europe and the Europeans used it to develop their civilizations. They occupied Europe, they didn't enslave the Europeans. There is a difference. They remained there for years as the ruling class until they were defeated by Isabelle I of Castille a and Fernado of Aragon. What the Moors did to the Europeans resembled more of what the Europeans did to the Natives of South Africa.

  59. Marc Francois says:

    That makes me so angry.

  60. This great Nation is one of the Richest Nation's On the Planet Earth. Because of their Stealing Us Black African's & our Arts and crafts capturing Free African's locking us up with chain's to the bottom deck's of their ships , The Bilge where the Feces flows. We where kept for 10 thousand Miles Chained. We where the Skills that laid out Washington and the rest of America. all other Race, s where compensated for the wrongs done to them. Our inventions we held no patents the traffic lights we invented. The train hooker that connected the box cars together.we made, We where the Real McCoy's of making the time keeper, the watch.Where is the Promise's. of Freedom. you Stole and took us from. The Door of no return Africa is our home.You keep us away.from each other's. then you try to castrate Africa it takes Money and a pass port to return. And money to buy and Build on Our Land a future. they Called My Continent #That Magnificent Cake. All the White Nations mostly took advantage Buying and slaving us as their fraight. agence Africans today AFRICA is keep DIVIDED TODAY. The same agenda here Prejudice is used. We are divided. The Religion we had was Islam. So this Western Society.Taught us their Man Made Religion. " They Died for our sin's. What Sin's. Allah has Many Names, for the many language's. No Prophets can ever be A Deity.The Creator All ways was and will always be. THE Projector GOD is a Jealous "Creator Thou shell have no strange Imitators before the. Bow down to nothing except The Almighty who Created everything that is out of nothing. he mearly says Kun-Fa Ya kum. Be and it is. This is why we say La ila Ha Ila ALLAH THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALMIGHTY ALLAH.

  61. There is no GOD But Allah & Muhammad Ibin Abdullah of 1444 years ago is His Last Messenger. Before Muhammad was " #Isa Al Musiaya "Whom they Call Jesus today. Which is a English word. No Prophets ever spoken English.. They all came from the Holy Land of. Prophet Abraham built the Kabah to worship Allah as we face the East Mecca when we pray And on that holy ground Of Mecca, where no food grows in the Holly city of Mecca. Later years the Kabah doing Muhammad's time needed repair he Placed The Black Rosetta stone at the corner right side. Ha called it "# The stone that the builders rejected. It's Called "The Black Stone' He wonted to let All Muslims to no the Black stone is the Piller of Man & mankind. There are three Holy sights in the Middle East representing Islam. One in Mecca , then Jerusalem Masjid Alqasar then next is The Prophet's Masjid in Madina. Allah Said every Muslim must try To go there and pray there making.
    Hajj. It is the fith piller of our religion's Faith. ALLAH IS AKBAR.

  62. ON THE ATROCIOUS DEHUMANIZATION OF AFRICANS/BLACKS AND PLUNDERING OF AFRICAN/BLACK RESOURCES/WEALTH BY THE WEST/ARABIANS/AUSTRALIANS!

    "Honestly, if I were to be an enlightened/well-educated European or American, Arabian or Australians, especially if I have any beneficial linkage to the so-called 'slaves' trading or owning families, I will shamefully, remorsefully and meekly spend my entire life as a 'humanitarian' and/or 'philanthropist' using the available resources/wealth at my disposal to do reparation, render penitential services and do charity work in Africa and among the black communities in Europe, Americas, Arabia or Australia in an effort to seek for forgiveness from Africans/blacks, the humanity and God Almighty just in atonement for the atrocities and barbaric past of the parents/forebears of the present Europeans, Americans, Arabians and Australians whom their families, businesses and countries actually owe whatever wealth, achievement or development they may claim they have made today to the toils, sweat and blood of Africans/blacks whom they sacrilegious dehumanized as well as forcefully turned to beasts of burden and commodities for trade through their heinous slave trading expeditions in Africa and the diaspora, the criminal colonization of Africa and devilish plundering of Africa/black communities in their inordinate rapacity and greed for African/black resources/wealth" – Comrade (Barrister) Benedict Chu'O Ezeagu, Founding Executive Director, Movement for African Independence and Development(MAID).

  63. how much did the arabs make off the slave trade

  64. Mark Curran says:

    Justin LaViolette Fuck morons who yap about slavery and econommics, you stupid fucking shits., It was about rape, power and prestige. Try to get that through your fucking heads. WHy — tell me please WHY you idiots, including history teachers, yap about economics. Talk about the fucking tortures, you idiots. Talk about the burning to death of men who fought back you shit heads., Talk about raping your slave woman — even raping children — then selling your own child into slavery., FUCK YOU STUPID BASTARDS., You idiots pieces of shit need to get god damn clue., It was NOT about economics, though slave owners got rich torturing and raping. Learn what the fuck was going on and stop this dumb ass posturing as some one who knows anything about slavery or history., You apparently all want to sound smart. You don';t sound smart to people who know what the fuck was going on. Before you ass wipes conjure up this stupid shit narratives — LEARN THE FUCKING FACTS. YOu idiots repeat bullshit narratives. FUCK THE NARRATIVES. Learn what the fuck happened first. Learn that. Then when you learn what the fuck happened, you won't be making up these shit head psuedo intellectual bullshit narratves. FUck every fucking historian who does the same fucking thing. Ass wipe dumb asses

  65. Ashanti Empire. Its not white nature, its human nature.

  66. slavery in the usa only lasted as long as it did through government subsidies, it defanatley was not a good economic model.
    minumum wage = minimum effort, plus you have to house and feed them.

    the model of slavery we are all in now is much more productive, the illusion of being free makes the tax cattle more productive and less is spent on catching runaways.

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