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Old 08-19-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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I am sure they did not go to the Americas voluntarily. Nor want to be anyone's indentured servants.
They were slaves by any other name...

 
Old 08-19-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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The indentured servants were largely voluntary workers. IIRC they typically had contracts lasting 7-10 years, and after that were free to go.

I was not aware that the Africans who arrived (from a Dutch ship) in 1619 were anything but chattel slaves. I'd be interested in seeing a reference on this.
Same here. I was always aware of a ship arriving from Barbados to Virginia with slave or indentured servant cargo. This new information that I have seen has to be researched.
 
Old 08-19-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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The indentured servants were largely voluntary workers. IIRC they typically had contracts lasting 7-10 years, and after that were free to go.

I was not aware that the Africans who arrived (from a Dutch ship) in 1619 were anything but chattel slaves. I'd be interested in seeing a reference on this.
So, an indentured servant was a person who basically voluntarily became a slave for a period of time? With all the research the NY Times has done on many things, I would think the people behind the 1619 Project would be aware that many but not all slaves were indentured servants, just as many but not all where the traditional chattel or plantation-type slaves. Unless the 1619 Project does make at least a few mentions of the indentured servant concept, them omitting that is similar to fake news or historical revisionism. As such, this project's credibility and those that formed the project would essentially be tainted.
 
Old 08-19-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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M Obama said we have to rewrite our history. she was reading from the socialists playbook and now we know what she meant. The socialists propaganda machine keeps rewriting our history and destroying our culture one statue at a time.
Total propaganda hit piece, but so is the rest of the "Media". Propagandists for the Democrats. They want to tear down America to create a new SOCIALIST UTOPIA of misery and poverty.
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