Quit picking on grandpa

Here are some very interesting facts about the origins of slavery in North America.

Just Cruisin 2

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We have a neighbor who every time he sees me
says that my grandfather probably owned his
grandfather. I tell him how ridiculous his
reasoning is because my grandpa was a devout
christian who had a farm in a dry county in Iowa.

So it got me wondering; did slavery begin in our
country? Slavery is mentioned in the Bible, can be
found in Roman history, and even in the Ottoman
Empire. Slavery did not start with the trans-
Atlantic slave trade or my grandpa.

In 1619 a Dutch ship landed in Jamestown,
Virginia for repairs. Said ship was carrying slaves
and traded the slaves for food and supplies. That
incident was the earliest mention of slaves on our
soil we could find.

Contrary to belief, at the time the majority of
slaves weren’t from Africa but instead hailed from
Ireland, Scotland, England, and Germany.

Another little known fact is…

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