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1749 – Negroes From Whydah Were Considered The Best Slaves For Working The Sugar Plantations

1749 – Negroes From Whydah Were Considered The Best Slaves For Working The Sugar Plantations

Source: The Alarm-Bell: Or, Considerations on the Present Dangerous State of the Sugar Colonies (The British Library) 1749 - pg. 8 Query III Why are the Negroes from the Gold Coast and Whydah the most valuable, and so necessary for the subsistence of sugar plantations? Answer Gold Coast and Whydah Negroes are hard, and are enured to labour in their own country; and will go to the hard work necessary in sugar plantations, as soon as they are purchased by the planters; which is not the case with other Negroes from Angola, Calabar, and other parts of Africa, who live…
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In 1665 A.D. A Portuguese Jew in Jamaica was Called A “Black Jew”

In 1665 A.D. A Portuguese Jew in Jamaica was Called A “Black Jew”

Source: Fascinating 'Malata Jue' Story in Marcus' New York  (The Detroit Jewish News) 1969 A.D. This newspaper story tells of a Jew from 1668 America. Solomon was listed as a "malata Jue". The source tells us that the Englishmen of that time period thought the Jews were dark-skinned. The source then tells us in 1665 that a "respectable Portuguese Jew" in Jamaica was called "a black Jew". The source tells us that F.L. Cardozo, a famous Jew in America during the Civil War time frame, was of Negro descent. The source also tells us that the term "mulatto" was occasionally…
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