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The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave is a study of slave-making. It describes the rationale and the results of Anglo Saxons' ideas and methods of insuring the master-slave relationship. The infamous Willie Lynch letter gives both African and Caucasian students and teachers some insight, concerning the brutal and inhumane psychology behind the African slave trade. The materialistic viewpoint of Southern plantation owners was that slavery was a business and the victims of chattel slavery were merely pawns in an economic game of debauchery, crossbreeding, interracial rape, and mental conditioning of a negroid race, they considered subhuman.    

Equally important is the international nature of the European economic, political, and cultural climate that influenced the slave trade. Within the time scale of African History, it was a relatively short period, a mere one and a half centuries from the most intensive phase of the Atlantic slave trade to the advent of European administration and dominance. Long before that, the Slave Coast had been chartered by the Portuguese and the people off the area west of Benin, between the Volta River and Lagos, European traders traced a cultural history which linked them with the earliest Yoruba settlements to the north and eastern borders of Africa.

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  • 25-07-2020

a very hard listen

This was a hard to listen to, but necessary to learn. I had never read it or even heard of it before.

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  • 11-10-2020

It is what is it says it is

This historic letter is an in-depth look at slavery in America as an institution. Through this letter, we can see how the effects of the institution of slavery can play out for generations of enslaved peoples even after slavery was legally abolished in America. I wish that this work included a bit more in terms of the history of this letter and its author. Historians have already brought forward a considerable amount of evidence disproving the validity of this letter being written and delivered to the masses by a 'Willie Lynch' during this time. I feel like that is important information to include; equally as important as the implications of the letter (authentic or not) in explaining the current state of African-Americans as a people in America after suffering through the institution of slavery and its aftermath.

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  • c simons
  • 04-06-2020

Heartbreaking History

Willie Lynch was right. His method would work for hundreds or even thousands of years.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-2019

American history

Truly a recount of anglo American practice and insight into the thought processes and reasoning as to the effects that are still seen throughout.

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  • Frank Schwarz
  • 07-01-2021

Horrifying

not at all proud that I just listened to this. very disappointed with our history.

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  • Carolyn F Wilson-Hall
  • 10-11-2020

let the truth be told

I'd like this it's very important and should be a must read in the high schools all over this country.

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  • Melynda King
  • 20-10-2020

Horrifying

For a 23 ½ minute audiobook, it injects a lot of absolute horror into the history of slavery. The story is not believed to have been written in 1712 or legitmate at all. But it is eye opening & effective at making the reader go through a myriad of emotions, angry, hurt, sympathetic, astonished. Although we all have a notion of how bad slavery was...This book gives you an unfiltered taste of it.

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  • TheBlvckGoddess
  • 20-10-2020

A Definite Eye Opener 😧

This short, but very detailed book had me at a loss for words. I felt anger and astonishment at the same time. Being an African American woman, I felt anger because of what my people endured simply to be controlled. The astonishing aspect was that the things Willie Lynch stated and his strategies are still being used (consciously and subconsciously) to this day.

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  • matthew a. barrett
  • 11-10-2020

The White Voice Was Physiologically Moving

Short and to the point. Whether myth or fact, America has tons of evidence to support that someone instructed the slave management process at some point.

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  • Carolyn M. Marable-Belton
  • 31-07-2020

It Is What It Is. Reality In Your Face

This Still Stands True Currently In The World We Live. . . . . .

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