3 Little Known Players In African American History

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The use of slave labor was a well known practice for several decades in the world community. With the discovery of new lands with great promise to offer, the world’s economy was fast flourishing. The demands for crop produce in large volumes made the slave trade the ideal solution for labor problems. And America was […]


Myths Of The American Civil War

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The Civil War (1861-5) has spawned numerous myths and falsities. The Republicans did not intend to abolish slavery – just to “contain” it, i.e., limit it to the 15 states where it had already existed. Most of the Democrats accepted this solution. This led to a schism in the Democratic party. The “fire eaters” left […]


Slavery In The Usa

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Spanish settlements in the territory of the current-day USA owned slaves as early as 1526. Twenty one African chattel slaves were first brought to British North America ( to Jamestown, Virginia) in 1619. They joined white indentured laborers (servants) from all over Europe as well as Indian (Native-American) and Caribbean slaves. All the colonies legalized […]


The African American From Slavery To The Boardroom

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According to world history, with the fast development of the New World, slavery served as the perfect solution to the labor crisis. Lands were expanding quickly and economies of that time were based on trade. Land owners needed vast amounts of labor for crops such as sugar cane, tobacco, indigo, rice and cotton. So ideally […]


Why The Underground Railroad Existed In Maryland

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Many Africans resisted and ran away from their masters from the earliest days of colonial settlement. The Africans were forcibly brought to the colonies to labor as slaves. Slave labor was a foundation of American society and culture. Slavery was gradually outlawed in the years following the American Revolution in the northern states. However, in […]