BIPOC – Slavery, Indentured Servitude

BIPOC – Slavery, Indentured Servitude

We keep talking about slavery and colonialism like they were monostatic conditions. One party did to the other. And no matter how you look at it, that’s just not so.
And we think slavery was over when the Civil War in the USA was ended. Also not true.

We think the only slaves were black people from Africa. Again, not true.
And we consider it to have begun and ended with white trader grabbing up black person and running off with them. Really not true.

And there is also the myth that white people are always the master in this. So leaving facts out.
And that blacks were always the slave. Def not true.

And actually, the British Empire was last in, first out, yet take a LOT of the heat for slavery.

So other than dates, and lack of freedom killing those on the wrong side of the chains, what did we get right?

I’m going to let you read the links, cuzz after the discussions I’ve seen this week, I’d hate to be called a bigot. People I love would be shocked. So yeah, really, have a soothing cuppa tea and read the history.
(runs and hides!)

……. First Nations

The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on 7 October 1763. It established the basis for governing the North American territories surrendered by France to Britain in the Treaty of Paris, 1763, following the Seven Years’ War. It introduced policies meant to assimilate the French population to British rule. These policies ultimately failed and were replaced by the Quebec Act of 1774


In total, over 130 residential schools operated in Canada between 1831 and 1996.


thecdnencyclopedia – 1831-1996
thecdnencyclopedia – 1763 – Proclamation Line – 7 yrs war
thecdnencyclopedia – 1784
u-shistory 1784 JAMcD – Norse, Portugese, Spanish, French, English
nwac – Indian Act

……… Africans

Anti-slavery legislation was introduced in Britain and received Royal Assent on 28 August 1833. The Slavery Abolition Act came into effect on 1 August 1834, abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire, including British North America. The Act made enslavement officially illegal in every province and freed the last remaining enslaved people in Canada. – mutiple Euro settlers – @1440 slaves to Portugal to 1619 slaves to Jamestown?/usa
gilderlehrman- Africa to Portugal, Spain then USA – civil war in US
thecdnencyclopedia – Brit empire stopped slavery in Canada
opendemocracy – African slavery till 20thC
vox – to 2008

…… Chinese

Chinese labour was used to build the railroad, and later to maintain it. Over 17,000 Chinese came to Canada from 1881 through 1884. Several thousand came from the coastal areas of the United States where they helped build the American transcontinental railroad, but the majority arrived directly from southern China.

…… indentured servants from Europe and Asia – 1620

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