The First Slave Owner in Virginia was Neither Jewish nor European – IOTW Report

The First Slave Owner in Virginia was Neither Jewish nor European

American Thinker:

By Bob Ryan

There has been a growing belief in progressive circles of the 1619 Project ilk, that all Jews are of European descent and all Europeans who came to the Americas owned African slaves. 

It’s not based on history. There is no basis for this belief other than a desire to believe it is true. Racial justification is based on an old hatred that alters form while remaining hatred. Jews, as historical records prove, are not of European origin, and most have no lineage in Europe, but that does not stop them from being classified as white by those who are inclined to base things on race.

So let’s look at some authentic New World history to set the record straight.

In 1619, shortly after the first laws were passed by representative government in Virginia, the English privateer ship, The White Lion, arrived in Virginia with what was noted as ‘twenty and some odd Angolans.’ The number is believed to be closer to thirty. They had been taken from a Portuguese ship that had intended to take them to Mexico to be sold as slaves.

Upon arriving in Virginia, the Angolans were traded for supplies and became indentured servants. They became this, along with many whites in the colony, as there was no law allowing for slavery. Indentured servitude was the standard for the British, which was harsh and resulted in shortened life spans. Most, regardless of origin, did not survive their contracts, but none were held beyond what the contract allowed without violation of the law.

One of the Angolans was a man named John Gaeween, who changed his name to Gowen. He was the first to be free of the contract since he saved up the money he needed to pay for his freedom.

Following his freedom, he married Margaret Cornish, who was born somewhere in England, but the exact location is not known. What is known is that she was a white woman who violated no law and did not marry in secret. Leftist revisionist historians of today have claimed that the colonists’ had an obsession with race. But there are no historical facts to support it since there were no laws based on race. read more

13 Comments on The First Slave Owner in Virginia was Neither Jewish nor European

  1. There were a great many white Indentured Servants there from England who chose that particular fate as a way to get to America! Sixteen African Indentured Servants would hardly have registered and would not have significantly reduced any colonists hard labor work load!

  2. Throughout History there have always been slaves.

    The Jews were slaves quite early in Egypt which everyone likes to forget, esp. BLM.

    Now days the Slaves are the Jackasses working for Bezos while he goes site seeing in a giant dildo as we get Carbon Taxed.

  3. The largest slave population in the world is the American Negro that is enslaved by the chains of hopelessness provided by the democrat welfare policies of the past 50 plus years.

  4. Taxation with no actual representation that might protects us, is slavery less the physical ankle hobble chains. Its the modern form of slavery disguised as the price of a few freedoms, if we’re good slaves that don’t bitch.

  5. Arhur Koestler wrote a book about Jews who may have been European or more accurately eastern European or maybe even Asiatic:

    “Koestler advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a Turkic people originating in and populating an empire north of and between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Koestler’s hypothesis is that the Khazars – who converted to Judaism in the 8th century – migrated westwards into current Eastern Europe (primarily Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Hungary and Germany) in the 12th and 13th centuries when the Khazar Empire was collapsing.”

    He called his book The Thirteenth Tribe. I read it decades ago. I think he mentioned that the common Jewish surnames Cohn and Cahn may have derived from the Khazar’s memory of conquerer Ghenghis Khan, although I can’t remember for sure.

  6. Jews are actually considered ‘Caucasian’ by anthropologists, as are most all Middle Easterners & Europeans … one of three ‘races’, Caucasian, Mongoloid, Negroid with a sub-race of Australoid

    there are no ‘races’ in the human species, only similarities in ethnic groups

  7. Africans enslaved other Africans and then they sold them to the Portuguese and moslems.
    Greeks enslaved other Greeks.
    Romans enslaved Greeks.
    Persians enslaved everyone.
    Indians enslaved other Indians.
    Celts enslaved Celts.
    Angles enslaved Celts.
    Saxons enslaved Angles.
    Normans enslaved Anglo-Saxons.
    Moslems enslaved Africans.
    Japs enslaved Chinks.
    Chinks enslaved Tibetans.
    Mongrels enslaved whoever they came across.
    Egyptians enslaved the Jews after INVITING them into Egypt (300 years after).

    Whining about it is pretty pathetic.
    After 150 years, or so, it’s no longer an excuse for anything.
    Just whining for political purposes – “Look at me! I’m worthless because of some shit that happened 150 years ago! Give me free shit!”

    izlamo delenda est …


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