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Saturday, 1 December 2012

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY TRANSFORMED AMERICA PART 1 :

Slavery transformed America into an economic Super Power,enslaved men, women and children labored to make millions for their masters and the seeds of this destruction of a race were planted with the birth of a nation built upon the labor derived from slavery and the slave trade. It was the age of cotton, a time when a third of all southerners lived in bondage, an era of extraordinary wealth sustained by unimaginable brutality. Millions of enslaved people were bought and sold and in the cotton kingdom it seemed that slavery will go on for ever.



































It was a crime in the south to teach the enslaved Black People to read or write, but the cruelty of slavery went far beyond the needs of every day work. It became for many an almost sadistic ritual that forced the enslaved to deal with demands upon their person that exceeded all the laws of civility or religion, because the enslave had no human rights at all. It was impossible for a white man to be convicted of raping a slave, because the owner owned the enslaved entirely, almost without exception. The courts did not recognize the rape of a Black Slave as a crime.