On 11/02/2018 11:21, John Newman wrote:
Are you being purposely disingenuous? There were obviously also raiding parties
the sale of “prisoners of war” between and within different black Africans
Dramatic, but atypical.
Enslavement on the basis of war was generally result of pacification
campaigns, rather than "slave raids" - kings enslaved those who were
persistently causing them trouble, with the objective of deterring
troublemakers and getting rid of them. As, for example, the Irish.
And most enslavement was not on the basis of war. It was more typically
for petty theft, particularly stealing from one's employer, and
vagrancy. (Not having visible means of support.)
divisions exploited by European slavers anxious to fill the gaping maw hungry
labor to subsidize the colonization and exploitation of the “new world”.
Slavery was driven by supply, rather than demand. It was a way of
dealing with problem people. And Africa had, and still has, more
Walk down the street. You will notice that black Americans generally
have smaller heads, reflecting smaller brains. Thus require more
supervision, and are less apt to voluntarily accept supervision.
People who need supervision, and are disinclined to accept it, cause
problems. Slavery was a way of dealing with those problems.