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Illustration from Matthew Hopkins The Discovery of Witches 1647      http://historyofmassachusetts.org/margaret-jones-first-person-executed-for-witchcraft-in-massachusetts/

Margaret Jones: First Person Executed for Witchcraft in Massachusetts

Frontispiece from the witch hunter Matthew Hopkins' The Discovery of Witches showing witches identifying their familiar spirits.

African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling).  Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland,  or forcibly removed.  They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime.  Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African.  African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.

African slaves were very expensive Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime.

My ancestors, the cannibals: Whaling, human sacrifice and the true story of “Moby-Dick”

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