Contrary

Slavery

Most people have no idea that other countries had slaves back in the 1800’s. They hear so much propaganda about how evil Americans are that they forget about the rest of the world.

Although about 500,000 slaves were imported by the United States, there were others who imported a lot more. The Spanish empire, including Cuba, imported 2,000,000 slaves. The top importer, Brazil, brought in 4,000,000 slaves.

The reason for importing slaves came about because the indiginous people could not be enticed to work for the large plantations that were in need of workers.

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February 16, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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