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Saudi Arabia and Yemen only abolished slavery in 1962 under pressure from Britain; Oman followed suit in 1970
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: gps777
Right, and Jews are grateful that their ancestors went through the Holocaust!
Certainly, it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves
That's a false equivalency, the Jews didn`t have it worse off before marching them to the gas chambers.
So you are saying a prisoner will have to work? Someone who committed a crime and is in jail will have to do some form of work? Is that the issue you have?
Children get separated from parents all the time when the parent goes to jail...it's an awful reality.
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: windword
What are your thoughts on how many Africans died in Africa, on the voyages, and in slavery?
Millions died, 10.5m more ended up as slaves for their entire lives
Commercial ships from the United States of America were subject to pirate attacks. In 1783, the United States made peace with, and gained recognition from, the British monarchy. In 1784, the first American ship was seized by pirates from Morocco. By late 1793, a dozen American ships had been captured, goods stripped and everyone enslaved. After some serious debate, the US created the United States Navy in March 1794.
This new military presence helped to stiffen American resolve to resist the continuation of tribute payments, leading to the two Barbary Wars along the North African coast: the First Barbary War from 1801 to 1805 and the Second Barbary War in 1815. [B]Payments in ransom and tribute to the Barbary states had amounted to 20% of United States government annual revenues in 1800.[/B]  It was not until 1815 that naval victories ended tribute payments by the United States. Some European nations continued annual payments until the 1830s. The white slave trade and markets in the Mediterranean declined and eventual disappeared after the European occupations.