Yep, slavery is kind of off topic but most did well out of it, slaves were worth more in good condition and would not be in chains other than onboard ship.
They wanted to get aboard the ship, a choice of starvation or a job on a banana plantation was a no brainer.
People where not in chains on plantations, they work better that way.
The fact is most black people hated white people and most white people hated black people, the same is still true among some but now some blacks hate whites and some whites hate blacks.
Hollywood is funded by the American state and is financially bias to make us look bad.
There was a thing on radio 4 a while ago, an insurance claim in which a ship sank and the slaves where thrown over the side, the throwing over the side was depicted as an atrocity...
Well slaves float, dead or alive so it was an act of kindness and law to throw them over the side, they at least had a chance of survival.
Laws were very strict, slave ships were designed in a humane way, slaves had room to sleep, this is well documented.
People would be hung if they disobeyed the law blacks and whites alike.
Most slaves were treated well, we only hear of mistreatment.
Lincoln was a cocaine adict who had to stop the slave trade in order to maintain his own supply.
He won the civil war by supplying the troops with cocaine in soft drindrinks and food.
The result of that was mass poverty and starvation in the south, London didn't want any more blacks coming to the country and put a stop to it.
History is changed to suit the political aims of Germany and america.
South america was taken with Spanish slave labour, those slaves did not live to tell the tail.
Had we not participated in the cross Atlantic slave trade, America would be a white Spanish speaking super power.
The Dutch were prety ethical too.
We have a fantastic reputation for fair play in Malaysia, Nepal, and many other places, we should use this for fair trade.
This trade is worth more than the economy of Europe.
But that's another story.
More nuclear power stations and some GM crops.
Feed the world.
Use foreign labour on minimum wage and good conditions, the modern version of the slave trade.
We do well out of it and so do they.