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Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: Nation of Islam; 2 edition (October 16, 1991)
A very emotionless, clear and decisive portrayal of the facts regarding the Jewish role in the African slave trade. I've always believed that it was the arabs and muslims who were largely responsible for the slave trade but this book shows in astonishing and meticulous DETAIL FROM JEWISH SOURCES that the jews had a severely disproportionate role in the African Slave Trade. It certainly makes you wonder about the origin of the NAACP and the jewish role in the civil rights movement. I would recommend this to anyone who can stomach a non-stop barrage of factual references without any "victim" bias.
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There are many books purporting to be the "History of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Writing and references are sloppy, claims are far fetched and even invented. Not this book. I first read this book after loaning it from my public library. I antiscipated yet another hysterical diatribe against whites or polemic against African chieftans. Anyone seeking racists stereotypes should look elsewhere. This book is remarkably well researched. The quotes are all from Jewish sources and no others are included because of the risk of anti-semitic bias. The book basically consists of archival records of business transactions, personal correspondance and public records of the Shephadic ( North African, Southern European and Dutch Jews) kidnapping, selling and loaning of African slaves. Its descibes the Jews creation of the trans-Atlantic slave trade which began with Christopher Colombus's arrival in the "New World" and his sending Native American Indians back to Spain. Its describes how Jewish wealth already acquired from their slave trading during the Middle Ages and Ottoman Empire period in Europe and the Middle East enabled the Jews to have the financial resources and seafaring merchantile experiences to successfully sell slaves and then sell the produce of slave labor consisting of sugar , tobacco and rum back to the Europeans. The book describes the struggles by various European monarchs to ban the consumption of excessive amounts for sugar, tobacco and rum which was leading to social decline in people that had become addicted to sugar and tobacco. A problem that is still the scourge of western society.Read more ›
This book is a riveting expose of the mythical and misconceived "familial" relationship between blacks and Jews. The Historical Research Department of the Nation of Islam formulates a solid thesis based on authoritative Jewish sources to document the disproportionate involvement of Jews in the African slave trade.
The editors communicate their precise report in an emotionless and unbiased manner. There is not a hint of anger or so-called "rhetoric" in this work. Every claim is supported by citations "from the most respected of the Jewish authorities and whose works appear in established historical journals or are published by authoritative Jewish publishing houses."
This book redefines how students of history and political science should view slavery. Having read this book, the reviewer sees further the pointlessness of feeding into the useful idiocy machine.
It is unfortunate that the contents this book cannot be discussed, at least on the university level, with which the reviewer is well-acquainted, to help re-shape how slavery is interepreted in the United States. We remain in ignorance to what the eminent Jewish scholars already know.
I commend the courage and the bravery of the editors of this work. Though, I do not support the theological-political ideology of the Nation of Islam, I deem the work and research of this report to be accurate and true.
No other group, to my knowledge, with the exception of an article "Who Brought the Slaves to America?" written by a Walter White, Jr. published in 1968, has done Americans a service in exposing the predominant Jewish role in the African slave trade.
I read the "Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews" about eight years ago when a friend, who is a member of the Nation of Islam, loaned me his copy. I was so impressed with the high level of documentation used in researching this book that I bought my own copy. One of the effects this book has had on the Jewish community is that it is now very difficult for a person of color to obtain entry to Jewish controlled historical archives. It was no doubt embarrassing to have Jewish archives quoted as the sources for the documentation of who owned the majority of slave ships, slave trading companies, and slave auction houses. I can understand why they would condemn this book. Dr. Tony Martin, who taught African-American History at Wellesley College in 1993, made the mistake of thinking that he would be protected by the Right of Academic Freedom when he referenced this book while teaching just one of his class lectures. A smear campaign was instigated against him. The Jewish student organization, Hillel, in conjunction with the B'nai B'rith and the ADL, attempted to have Dr. Martin, a Black man of high standards and very respectable academic credentials, fired from his faculty position. I am not sure of the ultimate outcome of the controversy. If interested, you may wish to also read the book, "The Jewish Onslaught", by Tony Martin.
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