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    Posted: 01-Aug-2016 at 10:36
I found this on a book called Justifying the Unjustifiable: An anthology of sources defending slavery. It is a reward notice placed in a local newspaper by President Jackson himself offering to reward anyone who found his fugitive slave.

Stop the Runaway

Fifty Dollar Reward

Eloped from the subscriber, living near Nashville, on the 25th of June last, a Mulatto Man Slave, about thirty years old, six feet and an inch, high, stout made and active, talks sensible, stoops in his walk, and has a remarkable large foot, broad across the root of the toes. Will pass for a free man, as I am informed he has obtained by some means, certificates as such. Took with him a drab great coat, dark mixed body coat, a ruffled shirt, cotton home-spun shirts and overalls. He will make for Detroit, through the states of Kentucky and Ohio, or the upper part of Louisiana. The above reward will be given to any person that will take him, and deliver him, or secure them in jail, so that I can get him. If taken out of the state, the above reward, and all reasonable expenses paid, and ten dollars extra, for every hundred lashes any person will give him, to the amount of three hundred.

Andrew Jackson

Near Nashville, State of Tennessee.   

It just goes to show the racism inherent to the early U.S goverment. Many presidents owned slaves and many defended the institution of slavery. 

I wonder what anyone here knows about Jackson's slaves. How many did he own and what sort of work did he make them do. I suppose he owned a plantation near Nashville. I'd be interested in any further details.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Aug-2016 at 22:21
Nothing new here.

''Slavery in the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire was a legal and significant part of the Ottoman Empire's economy and society.[1] Enslavement of Caucasians was banned in the early 19th century, while slaves from other groups were allowed.[2] In Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), the administrative and political center of the Empire, about a fifth of the population consisted of slaves in 1609.[3]

Even after several measures to ban slavery in the late 19th century, the practice continued largely unabated into the early 20th century. As late as 1908, female slaves were still sold in the Ottoman Empire.[4] Sexual slavery was a central part of the Ottoman slave system throughout the history of the institution.[5][6]''

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_Ottoman_Empire

As to the comment reference American Presidents. The American Civil war stopped that practice...and yet as noted above the Ottoman Empire continued the practice well into the early 20th.ce. 45 plus years longer than the Americans....so again whose the greater offender. The closet homosexuals, ripe in the empire, who used the Köçek...even tho expressly forbidden in Islam or the American Presidents.

Iow. the hypocrisy of that era was just as great as in 19th ce. America. If not greater merely based on the practices longevity.

So...for the final time...who is the greater offender.

As for info on Jackson the best bio on him afaic..include:

“The Life of Andrew Jackson” by Marquis James. And “The Age of Jackson” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.,




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Aug-2016 at 22:30
BTW..this thread does not belong in this sub. It belongs here: http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=17.

So if you have a response then put it there.

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