Irish Slavery And Forced Miscegenation

This interesting collection of quotations has been floating around the web:

“White woman in particular were singled out for this punishment in the fields. Sometimes, to satisfy a perverted craving, the mulatto drivers forced the women to strip naked before commencing the flogging… while the women were weeding in the fields in that condition, the drivers often satisfied their lust by taking them from the rear.”
— Sean O’Callaghan, To Hell or Barbados: the Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland (2000)

“Some of the physically larger blacks were made guards and were given certain privileges, namely Irish women. There had been several Irish killed trying to protect the Irish women from being assaulted by these savage blacks.”
— Lawrence R. Kelleher, To shed a tear – A story of Irish slavery in the British West Indies (2001), p.73

“The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company.”
— John Martin, The Irish Slave Trade – the Forgotten “White” Slaves (2008)

“Female Irish slaves were raped by their owners and bred to male African slaves to produce offspring who would grow into big, strong, mulatto slaves.”
— Maggie Plummer, Spirited Away – A Novel of the Stolen Irish (2012)

“…the most unfortunate of these young [Irish] girls were taken to stud farms to be bred with the most favoured of the black slaves.”
— Jenifer Dixon, To Hell or Barbados: Was life for the Irish slave worse than that of the African slave?, The Barnes Review (Sept/Oct 2013), 16

“There are even documents of parentage saved from the archives of the Montserrat Library during the June 1977 volcanic eruption that destroyed much of the island. These documents read like animal pedigree papers, showing the pairing of young Irish girls with Mandingo warriors to breed a better slave, more capable of working in the burning sun.”
— Mike McCormack, Ancient Order of Hibernian, History Ireland Magazine, September/October 2017, p.12

Being themselves already miscegenated -- with Eastern and Middle Eastern strains mixed into their genes -- the Irish lagged behind the rest of Europe in average intelligence, and therefore were exploited.

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