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Apr 14, 2007


Here are some brutal facts about the French slavers:
- Slaver voyages: France, 4,200; British North America/United States, 1,500.
- Slaves transported: France 1,250,000, British North America/United States,
300,000.
- Slaves delivered to: French West Indies: 1,600,000, British North America/United
States, 500,000.

In the history of the Atlantic slave trade, the French turned four times as many Africans into slaves as the Americans did, they used them far more brutally, and French slavers not only got a head-start on Americans, they continued the slave trade -- legally -- until 1830, long after the rest of Europe had given it up. And they kept at it clandestinely until after the U.S. Civil War. France officially abolished slavery in its colonies only 14 years before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and then only under pressure from slave uprisings. Get the facts

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L' AURORE was built in 1784 in France by the shipbuilder H. Penevert. The length amounted to 31 m, the width to 8.7 m, the displacement to 500 tons at 4 m draught. From France ships of this kind sailed to the coast of Angola, in order to take over 600 slaves for the journey to Haiti, at that time French colony Saint Domingue. From there colonial goods were bought, usually sugar, and transported to France.

2 comments:

Artyone said...

just wondered if you had read any books by John G Jackson? If you haven't you should

Black Woman in Europe said...

Thanks for the tip. I did a quick search and found these titles he's written:

The African Origin of the Myths & Legend of the Garden of Eden (1933)

Was Jesus Christ a Negro? A Rationalistic Review (1933)

Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization (1939)

Ancient Ethiopians of the Golden Age

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth (1941)
1. Pagan Origins of the Christ
Myth
2. The Christ Myth
3. Pagan Christs
4. Sources of the Christ Myth

The Black Atheists of The Harlem Renaissance: (1917-1928)

I will definitely read Mr. Jackson. Any suggestions on which title to read first?

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