Never heard of it.
In the early 1600's they were gathered up by the 10's of thousands and shipped to the americas as slaves. "Indentured servants". In this country they were worth 1/10th of an african slave.
Quite a history. One i was never taught
Plenty of info online.
Begs to question, why?
I have my thoughts about it
There is alot of info on the irish. I would have to think it true. Considering the conflick with great britian at the time
History is spoon fed to us to fit a narrative.
Why do you think so few know of this part of history?
It was brought to my attention yesterday that when there was dirty/dangerous jobs to be done on the Mississippi that Irishmen were paid $1.00 to do the job. The African slaves were not used for dangerous jobs because of their value. The Irish lives were disposable for $1.00.
Yes, there is a lot of information on the white Irish slaves if one really wants to look into it.
It is interesting.
There was and still is a huge white slave trade.
I've heard of it. Don't know anything about it, though.
Something to read about for sure.
I question why these things were not taught in our history classes.
I also question why we celebrate columbus day
I remember hearing about the Irish being treated like low-lifes...yes...possibly slaves... But now, you mean?
Supposedly in the early 1600's.
I am really not certain about the whole of the story. I had never heard of it, question why not. As history is so....objective.
Going to look into it some more....
Yes I have... there were all types of different slaves trade... but they only focus on talking about one in the US because of the racial and political aspects... but in reality there were all types of slaves. In reality, slaves were either captured and/or poor people... and if you think about it, almost anyone can be captured or poor.
But some historians hate the political aspects, because while it has made African slavery well known (which historians like) it has also hidden all the other non-African slavery or injustices as well (which historians don't like, as they like all sides to be told).
Though I believe they could of also been more common in the North, which freed slaves sooner than the South did, which was in large part due to culture.
The North had big cities as common places for protection, warmth and manufacturing, and with the cities they had people and less big farming areas (also shorter growing season)
Where the South was much more spread out, didn't need to huddle in communities for warmth and protection as much (other than war attacks maybe), and had much larger farming areas, which needed a lot more workers, especially with their longer growing seasons.