Of the 10.7 million African Slaves ever shipped to the New World only 388k went to America. That's only 3.6%

The Root | 2/25/2016 | Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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edited 2/25/2016 10:11 PM EST in General
Professors David Eltis and David Richardson have created an excellent resource on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the form of what is being recognized as the gold standard of databases on this subject.

During the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, from 1525 to 1866, there were a total of 12.5 million Africans shipped to the New World, of which 10.7 million survived the passage to land in North America, South America and the Caribbean, all this according to the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.

Of the 10.7 million Africans which arrived in the New World, only 388k disembarked in North America, or a minuscule 3.6%.

Millions of Europeans were also enslaved during this same period and for many centuries before, being transited from Europe to Muslim countries in Al-Andalus and Africa. The export of slaves from Europe to Muslim lands became so great that it was prohibited by the Catholic Church beginning at the Council of Koblenz in 922, the Council of London in 1102, and the Council of Armagh in 1171.

Because of these religious constraints the slave trade of Europeans was monopolized by Iberian Jews who would transfer slaves from Europe to the Muslim lands. In fact so many Slavs were enslaved for so many centuries that the word "Slav" became the root for the word slavery.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_slave_trade
and http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2012/10/how_many_slaves_came_to_america_fact_vs_fiction.html
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  • So I guess only 3.6% of black lives matter in the new world.  ;)
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  • And everyone of them was a deposed Zulu king!
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  • Wow I didn't know there were that many Africans in south america!
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  • oxboy Level 4
    edited 2/25/2016 10:10 PM EST
    Also the first slave owner in America was a black man, that's right kids!  black!
  • There were lots of white slaves also, but no one ever discusses them.
    Have you forgotten?
  • Brazil was the destination of many slaves from what I remember, 4-5 million.
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  • Eastern White European Christians were some of the first slaves. So many were taken by the Muslim Ottoman Empire and enslaved, that the name slave comes from Slav.
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  • Well since there are 42 million blacks now, that means they did okay for themselves.
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  • And the 42 million all want retribution for the ills committed against their ancestors. This seems rather disproportionate to me for 388,000 slaves, just saying.
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  • Retribution = Free

    Yup, of the 42 million, you are going to have a lot of takers
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  • I always thought it was a lot more. I'm glad to see the truth coming to light.
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  • hey13 said:
    Brazil was the destination of many slaves from what I remember, 4-5 million.
    Claw987 said:
    Eastern White European Christians were some of the first slaves. So many were taken by the Muslim Ottoman Empire and enslaved, that the name slave comes from Slav.
    This is really interesting I had no idea!  You're certainly not going to learn this in any school!
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  • Wow these facts aren't anything like what they have in the text books. 
    It is time to put away the our toys and propaganda we've been taught as children and think for ourselves.
  • dewbydewby Level 4
    edited 2/27/2016 6:37 PM EST
    There is no limit to the lies that have been told is there?  Glad this is finally coming out, maybe if everyone saw this they would realize the truth about the global slave trade that went on, and stop having to grovel and apologize for America all the time.
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  • Wow these facts aren't anything like what they have in the text books. 
    Text books haven't covered the facts since the Lincoln administration.
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  • Seems conditions can't be too bad since there are 100 times more than originally came here.
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  • aka1 said:
    Wow these facts aren't anything like what they have in the text books. 
    Text books haven't covered the facts since the Lincoln administration.
    LOL you are sooooo right!
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  • xhelloworld Level 4
    edited 2/27/2016 6:58 PM EST
    So I guess only 3.6% of black lives matter in the new world.  ;)
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  • Thanks! I never knew this! This will be great to tell some of the people I know that can't shut up.
  • This is the best thing I've read in months. Thanks for putting this together.
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  • It's time real information like this on the slave trade came out.
  • mel4 Level 4
    edited 2/27/2016 8:17 PM EST
    WHY have I been lied to for so many YEARS?!?!??!?!  :o
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  • So I guess only 3.6% of black lives matter in the new world.  ;)
    Haha!  This made my day,  thanks!  
    Good one!
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  • aka1 said:
    Wow these facts aren't anything like what they have in the text books. 
    Text books haven't covered the facts since the Lincoln administration.
    You're right and if they don't stop common core, it will just get worse and worse.  There isn't any point in reading the school text books any more because they don't contain any useful or truthful information.
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  • So, do we get a White History month?  
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  • So many white slaves.  Do we get reparations from Muslim countries?
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  • Poor benighted souls, even if you show some people this article, they will still be in denial.  When will they wake up?!
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  • There are a lot of good facts in the article. Thanks!
  • I think a lot of people forget or don't know about the Slaves, Irish, and others who have been slaves.
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