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I'm not an expert, but it's doubtful that many made it home to their villages. Having worked in Africa, even today, the people groups are small. One group I was with has only 5000 people in the world who speak their language, and they are all in one small area, surrounded by other similar small groups. The nature of the slave trade was that Africans brought conquered and/or captured people to the coast, and these people could be from far inland. When ships were returned to Africa or people sent back, they likely had no idea how to get back home. I find that easy to imagine, considering that with today's communication and transportation possibilities, it is still quite difficult to find small people groups. During the time of the slave trade, it was probably even more difficult and indigenous groups were probably more isolated from the coast. That's one of the reasons Liberia was set up as a country by the US government -- because there was no way to get most people back to their homes -- and today Liberia is still a collection of people groups from all over west Africa.


I am trying to order the second set of Constitution Day posters, and I keep getting kicked to this screen. Help!

Did any of the enslaved indigenous north Americans sent outside the country make it back to their homeland tribe? How are they faring where they were sent as of now in 2014?

Thank you so much! We are happy you are using this unit in your classroom.

every morning I have been teaching my 5th graders patriotic songs, I just love that when I actually teach them the lessons they will know the song and now the history. Thank you


My comments on this article is that the rise of this america revoultion was very intresting. When the british and indians were involved I was like amamazed by it like again their in it again.That the american peace commissioners John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay won but in indiviual stuff. The shocking part was that over 20,000 American soldiers died during the conflict. And when the British finally accepted defeat, 60,000 men and women left the United States.

Dear Glenn

How far do we go in tolerating these people & this trash under the excuse of academic freedom & freedom of expression? Please understand, that question isn’t made in any tone of accusation. I mean myself too in that use of the term ‘we.’

We wouldn’t let a LeRoi Jones in our livingroom and we wouldn’t tolerate this kind of language in front of our families. Hasn’t the time come to take on those neurotics in our faculty group and lay down some rules of conduct for the students comparable to what we’d expect in our own families? If we do and the ‘we’ this time means you’d have all the backing I could give you, I believe the people of Calif. would take the state college system to their hearts.

[Illegible] Ron


[1] Ronald Reagan, “The Morality Gap at Berkeley,” speech at Cow Palace, May 12, 1966, in The Creative Society, 125–129

Trash and neurotic are two words that leap out of this letter. RR will soon win the election in a landslide. He'll win the election in 1980. Today he is revered by Republicans and many Democrats...In 2012 the Tea Party is on the rise and Liberals are on the run...It looks as if the Conservatives least for now.