[Marxism] Fwd: How slave labor built and financed major U.S. cities - Salon.com

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Nov 27 06:11:42 MST 2017

At the time of the American Revolution, New York City had a larger 
population of slaves than any other city in North America except 
Charleston, South Carolina. New York City and Charleston were not the 
only maritime cities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries whose 
increasing prosperity was based upon profits from the slave trade and 
plantation agriculture. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, 
close to fifty settlements in the British Isles, France, Spain, West 
Africa, the Caribbean, and South and North America were built as a 
direct consequence of the slave trade.


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