[Marxism] Indians and Blacks as slaves in Brazil and the Andes

rrubinelli rrubinelli at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 3 20:08:54 MST 2005


Baloney.  Or.. rather, semi-baloney. Yes, Africans found it more
difficult.  Still,  Africans escaped from slavery in significant numbers
in almost every slave economy. In Guyana and Jamaica for example,
escaped slaves established extensive social networks, eluded capture and
in Jamaica in particular, they fought the British to a standstill.

The origin of slavery was not in the suitability, docility, alienation
or any of that other junk.  It was set in the terms of trade and
commerce.

rr
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nestor Gorojovsky" <nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar>
To: <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 9:39 AM
Subject: [Marxism] Indians and Blacks as slaves in Brazil and the Andes


.

Indians knew how to deal with the forests, black people, did not.
Indians could (and did) escape inland.  Blacks found it more
difficult.  A lot more difficult.





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