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Re: what are you listening to right now

Post by Little Cow » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 am

Our son and I love to explore music. We are exploring a little reggae right now. The ancestry of the people of Jamaica are a mix of African slaves brought over by colonizers and Irish slaves sent by Cromwell. I think 25% of Jamaicans claim Irish ancestry. Unlike on the mainland, the slaves intermarried and had children. Slaves, both black and white, were treated the same on the sugar plantations. The two cultures mixed. The Jamaican accent has a lot of similarities to the Irish accent. Some of the towns have Irish names. Two very musical cultures came together and created reggae. It's fun to listen to the result.

*It should be noted that Cromwell also imported Irish slaves to the colonies (later the US), but they were kept separate from the African slaves that came later In fact, they were treated far better than the African slaves. My ancestors were among those Irish sold on the block in Virginia. They were treated more like servants than slaves. Once the African slave trade started, the Irish slaves had very little value and were able to buy their way to freedom or were let go. Slavery became a descending slope into he** until it was ended in the 1860s.


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Re: what are you listening to right now

Post by TexasBred » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:29 am

Little Cow wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 am
Our son and I love to explore music. We are exploring a little reggae right now. The ancestry of the people of Jamaica are a mix of African slaves brought over by colonizers and Irish slaves sent by Cromwell. I think 25% of Jamaicans claim Irish ancestry. Unlike on the mainland, the slaves intermarried and had children. Slaves, both black and white, were treated the same on the sugar plantations. The two cultures mixed. The Jamaican accent has a lot of similarities to the Irish accent. Some of the towns have Irish names. Two very musical cultures came together and created reggae. It's fun to listen to the result.

*It should be noted that Cromwell also imported Irish slaves to the colonies (later the US), but they were kept separate from the African slaves that came later In fact, they were treated far better than the African slaves. My ancestors were among those Irish sold on the block in Virginia. They were treated more like servants than slaves. Once the African slave trade started, the Irish slaves had very little value and were able to buy their way to freedom or were let go. Slavery became a descending slope into he** until it was ended in the 1860s.
Most of the irish that came to the states were indentured servants.....a very small step above a true slave.
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Re: what are you listening to right now

Post by Little Cow » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:52 pm

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Most of the irish that came to the states were indentured servants.....a very small step above a true slave.
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Oh yes. Lots of people voluntarily signed up to serve in exchange for passage. Cromwell's servants/slaves were different in the manner in which they were brought to the colonies and islands. Oliver Cromwell sent 50,000 Irish to the colonies and 50,000 to islands. They were bound in chains and forcefully taken from Ireland because they held positions of power or threatened Cromwell's government in some fashion, either imagined or real. Cromwell did not like Irish Catholics with any sort of pull. For centuries, Irish mothers told their children to be good or Cromwell would take them away.

Now, there have been some people who twisted this history into some sort of 'Irish were slaves, too', nonsense. Irish Catholic slaves were treated like servants. Not the same as African slaves. The closest they ever came to being treated similarly were in the islands, in places like Jamaica. Nevertheless, African slavery quickly developed into entirely new levels of atrocities. I just want to make that clear. My ancestors got their passage, however bad it was; they were freed after not too long, and they did not suffer lasting economic issues. They were very much like the indentured servants. They also had legal rights, once they were freed, because their skin was white.
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where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:19 pm

as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:49 pm

as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by ccr » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:50 pm

this is good

i know as much about this as anything else i don't know much about
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Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:03 pm

as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: what are you listening to right now

Post by ALACOWMAN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm

as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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