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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:19 AM

62. Legal slavery existed in all of the 13 original colonies, and after we became an independent country

separate from the British Empire. In the 1600s Native American and African slaves built Wall Street on Manhattan Island, NY (there is an OP about this on DU now). And for only one example, abolitionist and freedom fighter Sojourner Truth was born a slave in New York state and grew up speaking Dutch, not English since the family that owned her was from Holland. Her children were sold or lost and she did not gain freedom when she should from her master who delayed emancipation saying she had to work longer because her injured hand slowed her down. She was not freed until several years after the statue in NY state in the early 1800s.

I am presenting FACTS and the TRUTH; this is called historical accuracy even though you may not want to hear it. There is no attempt to 'make the North look bad' or to refute that the South started the war over the institution of slavery and seceded from the Union- the TRUTH. Racism against African Americans and Native Americans existed throughout North America and the US (and still does) and both groups were enslaved, with Native people often massacred or transported to Caribbean islands.

Read and learn more to understand the truth of US history, at least the basics before you get into discussions, please.

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