Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. They were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives .
We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.
Excerpts from the book White Cargo by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
From an article by John Martin in Global Research, January 2013
Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.
Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom, her kids would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish moms, even with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their kids and would remain in servitude.
Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our memories.
But, where are our public (and PRIVATE) schools???? Where is it listed in the history books? Why is it so seldom taught or discussed?
None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.