What pre-civil war American cities had the most slaves

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    I'll make it easy, Charleston S.C. holds the record for the most Africans held in bondage in slavery in a single US city. The city that gets second place has a nickname of a fruit and it ain't the peach.
     
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    The Big Banana ?
     
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    The big apple?

    Naw, that was a yankee city
     
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    You win sunni. New York City had the most slaves. So what's the point? History is bigger than you think. The left wing often views history through nearsighted hate filled glasses. Slavery wasn't an issue that came and went during the four years of civil unrest in the early 1860's. The flag that flew off the stern of slave trade ships was the American flag or the Union Jack not the Confederate battle flag. New Jersey banned slavery only a decade before the Civil War. During the Civil War Draft Riots in New York, Black people, men and women, were lynched to lamp posts throughout the city. There is enough historic guilt to go around without focusing hatred on the South and southern democrats.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know that fact.

    I like learning things about "The War of Northern Aggression" :eusa_angel:
     
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    During colonial periods I wouldnt be suprised if New york, Boston and Philadelphia rounded out the top 3 for most slaves, mostly because those were the 3 biggest cities.
     
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    It make sense that New York would be one of top slave cities.

    Originally, it was called New Amsterdam.

    The Dutch Jews organized and ran the slave trade in the North and South Americas from there.
     
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    It makes sense because NYC was the center for trade on the East Coast and slaves were an important commodity. Slaves weren't just used in the southern cotton flelds, Yankees used them in all kinds of ways up to the begining of the industrial revolution. If you want to make a religious issue out of it you could investigate the muslem slave trade that existed then and still exists.
     
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    Interesting....you have a link on that or should we just take your word?
     
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    Did you ask your teacher if he had a link when he gave you homework? Here's the deal, I make the provocative statements and you do the research to refute them or go home.
     

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