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Strange new (How freed American slaves founded a new country . . . on slavery)
New York Post ^
| August 11, 2013
| LARRY GETLEN
Posted on 08/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
During Revolutionary times, to be enlightened often meant having enough compassion that you were willing to free your slaves but only upon your death.
So when founding fathers such as George Washington began to pass away around 1800, their slaves were set free into a country that had no desire for them. The result, as James Ciment writes in this thorough account of an experimental nation, was to send free blacks whence they came, to Africa.
Liberia was the country created by freed American slaves who, perversely, became slave owners themselves.
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The book is: "Another America: The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It" by James Ciment
In the early days slaves were often very well educated so they wouldn’t be a burden upon their eventual freedom.
Phyllis Wheatley is an interesting case. She became one of the most famous poets of the day as a slave. She was even offered her freedom during a trip to Great Britain and she chose to return to America.
Nothing about slavery was good but good things did come out of it.
posted on 08/11/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
The “New York Post” is rather brave to print this. I mean, it’s the truth, but no one wants to hear that anymore.
posted on 08/11/2013 4:22:23 PM PDT
(Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
Slavery was a universal institution unrelated to any race. Slavery in Africa pre-existed European imperialism.
posted on 08/11/2013 4:29:29 PM PDT
by Zhang Fei
(Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
To: Zhang Fei
Slavery in Africa pre-existed European imperialism.
And continues to this very day.
To: Zhang Fei
posted on 08/11/2013 4:33:17 PM PDT
(The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
And many of our founders were abolitionists
posted on 08/11/2013 4:50:46 PM PDT
posted on 08/11/2013 5:06:44 PM PDT
(People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
In the late 1700s and early 1800s there were several riots by free blacks. Do gooders of that time wanted to send the to Africa, a land many did not know and they did not want to go!
posted on 08/11/2013 5:11:58 PM PDT
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Do gooders of that time wanted to send the to Africa, a land many did not know and they did not want to go!
I wasn't aware anyone was "forced" to go back. But I was aware some wanted to go home.
posted on 08/11/2013 5:31:59 PM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
Freed slaves, given the chance to govern themselves, had turned out to be no better than the white imperialists who had descended upon Africa around the same time, Ciment writes. If there was any lesson to be taken from Liberian history, it was a general one about human nature: an oppressed people could readily become oppressors.
Once again we see that blacks will readily sell their fellow blacks into slavery.
posted on 08/11/2013 5:32:21 PM PDT
by Blood of Tyrants
(Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Plus for those who did, capturing and enslaving the native populations came quite naturally. Present day Liberia, like much of west central Africa, had large number of their indigenous people captured and sold into slavery by mainly Muslim tribes of west central Africa. So the people they were enslaving were quite literally the descendants of their enslavers and collaborators.
posted on 08/11/2013 5:32:51 PM PDT
(Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
Black radicals have all but put America into slavery to them via welfare and race baiting disasters...like quota banking which crashed the real estate market and our education system.
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