HORRIBLE LEGACY: A HORRIBLE HISTORY.
From WIki: “Slavery was known in the very first civilizations such as Sumer in Mesopotamia which dates back as far as 3500 BC, (5,017 years ago) as well as in almost every other civilization. Slavery became common in Europe during the Dark Ages and continued into the Middle Ages. The Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, British, Arabs and a number of West African kingdoms played a prominent role in the Atlantic slave trade, “The fact remained that at the beginning of the nineteenth century an estimated three-quarters of all people alive were trapped in bondage against their will either in some form of slavery or serfdom.” Denmark-Norway was the first European country to ban the slave trade in 1802.
Slave-owning societies and tribes of the New World were, the Tehuelche of Patagonia, the Comanche of Texas, the Caribs of Dominica, the Tupinambá of Brazil, the fishing societies, such as the Yurok, that lived along the coast from what is now Alaska to California, the Pawnee and Klamath. Many of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, such as the Haida and Tlingit, were traditionally known as fierce warriors and slave-traders, raiding as far as California. Slavery was hereditary, the slaves being prisoners of war. Among some Pacific Northwest tribes about a quarter of the population were slaves.
After 1877, white Democrats took control of all the southern states and blacks lost nearly all the political power they had achieved during Reconstruction. By 1900 they also lost the right to vote.
American Confederate Monuments are to honor Confederate soldiers and officers, not to honor slavery. It’s more than a fine point, it’s the basis of the hatred towards Confederate monuments that are being removed by the American Left.