The book Black Friday Slavery finally revealed the truth behind the myth about the greatest shopping day in the history of the world. A brief answer to this controversial question is yes – Black Friday did originate from slave selling.
According to author Nikola Misovic, the truth about Black Friday can be extracted from facts presented by nor more nor less but the formal history.
Black Friday Genuine Origins
The genuine origins of the day are dark and destructive, to say the least. Most of the historians dispute claims about Black Friday originating from slave selling. However, the pre-Civil War era was widely known for slave auctions with virgin bonuses as well as numerous brutalities to disobedient black-skinned servants. In addition to this, after the victory in the revolutionary war, the newly forged United states celebrated Thanksgiving as a slave society for almost a century. The first U.S. president Abraham Lincoln was the son of a plantation owner and even died owning 300 slaves. These are just some facts that make it logical to think Black Friday slavery was truth rather than myth.
Did Black Friday Originate From Discounted Slave Selling?
According to the book Black Friday Slavery, the answer is yes. Discounted slave selling and virgin bonuses triggered by premium purchases were all part of the day after Thanksgiving during the pre-Civil War era in the United States of America.
Nikola Misovic claims that formal history holds multiple discrepancies related to the question of Black Friday origins. Besides these discrepancies, it is not so likely that slave culture nurtured for many millennia by all states and nations who built modern America would just allow slavery to perish on the day after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday Auctions And Discounted Slave Sales Arguments
There are three strong reasons that imply to organized slave sellings after pre-Civil War Thanksgiving.
- Incoming winter.
- Southern slave states attempt to maintain the economy by integrating slavery into the tradition.
- Culture of the ancestors.
After the revolutionary war, George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving as the national holiday. Most of the U.S. countries that have just earned their independence and became a part of a newly forged state, celebrated Thanksgiving at different times and in different ways. However, what all of them had in common was slavery. Besides treating black-skinned Africans as chattel, all of the states celebrated Thanksgiving day around the middle or even late autumn which meant that winter was coming. Additional hands for wood chopping and preparations were needed. And there was no better labor force than slaves. This would make the day after Thanksgiving perfectly suitable for organizing sales featured by large discounts. But it was not all about incoming winter.
Was Cotton Gin Discovery What Made Black Friday?
Southern states had a mild climate. They had no reason to fear cold or hunger or to make any special preparations for winter. Why would they need slaves at that time of year?
Their whole economy was based on plantation production. They were always in need of slaves. All those cotton, tobacco, sugar, indigo rice, and other kinds of plantations relied on cheap slave labor. Without submitted Africans, their main exports would vanish. It is why the states like Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisana as well as other southern states all needed slaves. The discovery of the cotton gin machine in 1794 rapidly increased production and the need for additional labor strength as plantations became even more lucrative business. It is esteemed that before the Civil War started deep south had 4 million slaves at its disposal. With this kind of economy, it was natural for states to attempt to make slavery permanent. However, an obstacle from across the ocean emerged.
Did Abolitionist Movements From England Provoke Black Friday?
During the late 18th and early 19th century, abolitionist movements started to grow stronger in the United Kingdom. The trends of freeing enslaved Africans quickly traveled across the ocean and reached the U.S eventually leading the newly forged state to a civil war. But before the slavery controversy gave birth to conflicts in 1861 there were attempts of both sides to impose their vision of the future in a peaceful way. Abolitionist states did it through a string of freedom proclamations while the southern states attempted to integrate slavery into the culture and spread it to the west and north. And was there any better way to integrate something within the culture than to bind it for the most prominent holiday (Thanksgiving)? Making a spectacle out of the slave selling was what the south wanted but the mere Thanksgiving day was already reserved for family meals, attending churches, etc… It is why influential people had to move it after Thanksgiving. But the selling of slaves could not be allowed to wait for too long. It had to be connected and even interfere with Thanksgiving. That is why one day after was a perfect match to place Black Friday.
Revolutionary War – Tricking Slaves and Celebrating Thanksgiving
The revolutionary war was fought from 1775–1783 end resulted in the independence of English colonies and the creation of the United States of America. Seduced by the promise of freedom, enslaved black Africans fought on both sides for the English crown and colonialists. However, after colonialists won that promise was rarely kept and many slaves were captured once again. This means that the mere start of the U.S. existence based itself on tricking and degrading Afro-American slaves. This argument, which is a pure formal history fact, was stated to point towards the way of how people whit black color of skin were treated. After the U.S. victory in October 1777, the Continental Congress recommended that the colonies observe the day of Thanksgiving. There was no word about tricked slaves. Only about reserving days for celebrations. George Washington, the first U.S. president who died owning 300 slaves issued general orders reserving December 18th for Solemn Thanksgiving and Praise. With this way of treating people, when combined with cotton gin discovery and the fact that before the civil war 4 000 000 slaves lived in the deep south, it’s not hard to conclude that the Black Friday slavery myth was probably based on truth rather than lies.
Why There Are No Records of Pre Civil War Black Friday?
The Civil War finished with the Union’s victory and the abolishment of slavery. History is known to be written by winners. And the winner who opposed slavery certainly wouldn’t want to have discounted selling of submitted Africans tied for the prominent national holiday such as Thanksgiving. It is very likely that records of Black Friday were destroyed. Then, when the crash of the U.S. gold market occurred, the old meaning of Black Friday was permanently pushed into oblivion.
The Real Roots
Black Friday is a commercial extension of Thanksgiving. And Thanksgiving originates from harvest festivals that root back to the old era. They were celebrated all across the world in the time of harvest to express gratitude to the old deities. And they attracted a lot of crowds. It is then that the first Black Friday was born. In order to comprehend the true nature of the day, we need to go back to the old era and learn about the first agricultural societies that produced slavery by creating the first economic surpluses.
If you are interested in learning more about ancient Black Friday, slave auctions in the pre-Civil War era and their coverups, slavery abolishment conspiracy, domestic slave trade, and the story of Revolutionary war veterans you can check the Black Friday Slavery book.