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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 year ago

Did slave owners sleep with their slaves?

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  • I regret that W.E.B. DuBois was not more successful in his efforts.

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  • 1 year ago

    Does a bear crap in the woods?

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  • Nathan
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    1 year ago

    Almost certainly. Thomas Jefferson is a perfect example.

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  • 1 year ago

    Yes. Many raped them.

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    • Slaves may have had unconsentual sex with their masters, but they were not raped. You cannot rape what you own. They were there to be done with as the masters saw fit. You cannot judge the past by today's standards.

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  • 1 year ago

    A lot of slave owners fornicated with their female slaves, the slaves became pregnant and had the slave owners' children. It explains the diversity of skin colors in African Americans today.

    I'm not sure if any of the sleeping between the slave owners and their slaves were consensual.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    No, they raped their slaves.

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    often some even became concubines or wives, have you read the books of the law in the old testament. It is not like slavery suddenly started with the sugar or the cotton industry

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  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Very recently Henry Louis Gates a major genetic genealogy researcher announced that he has YET to find a single African American with ZERO European dna.

  • 1 year ago

    Yes

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  • 1 year ago

    Many did. The earliest mixing of the races in the US colonies and later in the states occurred from masters impregnating their female slaves.

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