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Saturday, January 9, 2016
There was no slavery in the NORTH?
The idea that the Northern states were against slavery is a complete falsehood. The newspapers are filled with ads buying and selling African people. The only reason that slavery was more widespread in the South was not because Northern Whites loved Black people, but because the warmer climate and flatter terrain in the South allowed for more varieties of produce to be grown in a much larger area. Simply put: the farther South one goes, the higher the concentration of Black slaves.
The early Massachusetts legislature was the first to officially welcome the African slave trade; in fact, many "proper Bostonians" built their fortunes upon that despicable enterprise. Massachusetts became America's leading slave-ship builder and sent one expedition after another into Africa to rape, pillage, and plunder her Black humanity. Gangs of chained Africans were landed on the docks of Boston and Salem by white Massachusetts merchants and auctioned alongside hogs, lumber, and casks of cheese, destined for a life of hopeless bondage.
Slaveholders in the North were exceedingly brutal and in New York "inappropriate and disruptive kindness" was actually against the law. Any master "forgiving, making up, or compromising" with slaves was severely fined in New York. Wall Street (which has now enslaved ALL of America) was notorious in the 1600s for its African and Indian slave auctions.
Source: The Reclamation Project, The Hidden History of Massachusetts (2003); The Hidden History of New York (1998); NOI, Jews Selling Blacks, pp. 46-48 (RI & CT), 58 & 59 (RI), 109-111 (NY), 36-37, 57, 106 & 107 (PA).