Sunday, September 18, 2016

Over a million White Christians sold into slavery and only the Marines remember

Via Adam


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Born in Marshall, Virginia , the mighty metropolis of 500 souls where I was raised from five on.  I was bashful when my Mother (Aunt) adopted me after my Mother Emily died when I was thirteen months old and once she stopped in front of O'Bannon's Hardware and told me to go inside to pick up something, I was scared, but with prompting I went in and my bashfulness was gone after that. How well I remember. :) 

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Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the White Slave Trade as minimized by most modern historians in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500–1800 (Palgrave Macmillan). Davis estimates that 1 million to 1.25 million white Christian Europeans were enslaved in North Africa, from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th, by slave traders from Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli alone (these numbers do not include the European people which were enslaved by Morocco and by other raiders and traders of the Mediterranean Sea coast), 16th- and 17th-century customs statistics suggest that Istanbul's additional slave import from the Black Sea may have totaled around 2.5 million from 1450 to 1700. The markets declined after the loss of the Barbary Wars and finally ended in the 1830s, when the region was conquered by France.

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans were captured by Barbary pirates and sold as slaves in North Africa and the Ottoman Empire between the 16th and 19th centuries. These slave raids were conducted largely by Arabs and Berbers rather than Ottoman Turks. However, during the height of the Barbary slave trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Barbary states were subject to Ottoman jurisdiction and ruled by Ottoman pashas. Furthermore, many slaves captured by the Barbary corsairs were sold eastward into Ottoman territories before, during, and after Barbary's period of Ottoman rule.

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4 comments:

  1. In connection with this post, here is the URL for a video recording of, "WHY WE ARE AFRAID":

    https://youtu.be/-wugWj42pLI

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  2. And to think, I am old enough to remember being taught this is school. In civics class or history we learned that we fought Islamic nations because they were enslaving Americans. Any bets that is taught today?

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    1. We were fortunate. We have gone from fighting being permissible in military school as long as it was done behind the old gym and Confederate items welcome = to the complete opposite these days and why we have 'men' who are half female.

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