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Is "chutzpa" the right word?

Reader comment on item: Farrakhan Demands Reparations from Jews

Submitted by Merry Whitney (United States), Jul 13, 2010 at 05:28

According to "The Slave Trade" by Hugh Thomas (the Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870, Simon & Schuster 1997), Muslim merchants pretty much monopolized the "wholesale end" of early African slave trade and were involved in both direct "man stealing" and purchasing/trading for slaves from African tribal chiefs. Portuguese slavers were apparently primary transporters of the captured slaves to markets, but they had to obtain them through Muslim merchants.


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