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Obama renames (reverts) Mount McKinley, our highest mountain.

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    I was taught about Africans selling other Africans into slavery in high school.

    As far as the fact that most whites didn't own slaves, its never explicitly stated but it was clear to me given the image of the slave owner was one of a rich plantation owner. If anything there was little talk about less affluent slave owners who owner maybe a few or one slaves with pretty much all the focus on the rich plantation owning slave owner with dozens of slaves and its probably because these people were more central to the slave trade in the Americas than the families that owned 1-3 slaves for house and yard work.

    Oh and btw while Africans did sell other Africans into slavery the arrival of the Europeans and their immense demand for slaves completely altered the nature of slavery on the continent. It was much smaller in scale before the arrival of the Europeans and was usually a punishment reserved for POWs or for those who committed the most heinous of crimes but European demand for slavery lead to slavery being issued for increasingly lesser crimes and to Africans going on slaving raids. The demand for slaves was so great it lead to severe under population in Africa. Where the rest of the world was growing the slave trade and the resulting conflicts in Africa lead to a massive reduction in its population growth.
     

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