The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard – video

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Published on Dec 22, 2014

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Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.

Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.

 

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  • Thinker  On 02/07/2015 at 5:26 am

    There can be no serious discussion of of slavery in Africa without even a passing reference to the 1,400 years of Arab slavery in Africa. At a certain point it becomes sheer hypocrisy.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/07/2015 at 11:12 am

    Very good, Thinker, it is similar to being wakened from a sleep to discus the topic of slavery and before I could gather my thoughts, I just blindly follow the arguments and the discussion and respond to the initiator – I am still half-asleep remember, it is the other guy who is half-prepared for the discussion, that’s my story!!

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 02/07/2015 at 12:53 pm

    And thus humanity continues to reap and propagate the poisonous seeds sown by our ancestors. When will we awake to life?

  • albert  On 02/08/2015 at 10:52 pm

    Rosaliene: When will we awake to life?

    A good question is who needs to do the waking up. Some of us on hearing about slavery think of the present world we share and what is going to happen in the years ahead for those not prepared. It use to be that a college education provides an opportunity for upward mobility. A routine college education is now not enough. In our capitalist society its becoming more competitive and much harder to find a foothold in America. Some groups continue to look backwards for what I dont know. Even a God cannot change history.
    For nearly a half century I have been trying to understand the effect of slavery and the American culture on the blackmans DNA. . One would think that the experience from suffering was a strong motivating force that forces people to push forward. It probably has for a small number but so many remain at the bottom. .

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 02/09/2015 at 12:42 pm

      As I see it, Albert, white privilege and white justice, in all of its manifestations, maintain blacks at the bottom.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/08/2015 at 11:36 pm

    The lyrics for Better Not Look Down by BB King: http://www.metrolyrics.com/better-not-look-down-lyrics-bb-king.html

    The song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAE9Le_Hiy8

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