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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 13

The Rat Cap Podcast: The History of Slavery and the Western Heroes Who Abolished It (libsyn.com)

Slavery has existed everywhere since the beginning of time. The anomaly in human history is not slavery, but the ideas and political systems that uphold individual freedom - movements which should be celebrated. The willful disregard of the actual history of slavery throughout the world and, in particular, the fact that slavery was endemic throughout the African continent for over a thousand years, is an attempt to denigrate the American Founders and to shame, disarm, and ripen the culture for Marxist revolution

References

Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800
Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa
Slavery in Africa
The History of Slavery

1 comment:

Carl said...

Good show Doug. I'll have to get a copy of the book you used for supporting material. The comments about African slavery focusing on ownership of labor rather than ownership of land leads me to an interesting (IMO) thought experiment: did American Indians operate from the same mindset regarding slavery? We've always heard the American Indians did not have individual ownership of land. So, did they see slaves the same way the Africans did? Because the American Indians had such diverse governing structures (varying from tribe to tribe), one could possibly see a progression of thought about slavery and slaves as property as the different tribes developed from simple to more complex governing structures. In particular, would the "Seven Civilized Tribes" in the east, who engaged in agriculture, tend to see slaves as the means to greater agricultural production and wealth?