The truth about Jackson’s savagery was just as disturbing as the fake news. After a particularly bloody battle in 1814, Andrew Jackson’s men counted the dead Indians by cutting off their noses. They collected 557 noses.
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Jackson ran an ad in the Nashville Gazette, in October, 1804, for the capture of a runaway slave, which stated that in addition to the reward, he would pay an extra $10 per 100 lashes (up to 300), to anyone who willing to inflict them upon his miscreant property. He was known to hold a vengeful lifetime grudge against anyone whom he felt had slighted him, regardless of how minor the supposed offense. His betrayal the Choctow tribe, whom he persuaded to become American allies over the British during the war of 1812, culminated in the “Indian Removal Act” (Trail of Tears), of which he took personal responsiblity to see implemented, resulted in the death of thousands of men, women and children. It’s no surprise that the current occupant of the White…
The two most ruthless domestic slave traders in America had a secret language for their business.
Slave trading was a “game.” The men, Isaac Franklin and John
Armfield, were daring “pirates” or “one-eyed men,” a euphemism for their
penises. The women they bought and sold were “fancy maids,” a term
signifying youth, beauty and potential for sexual exploitation
— by buyers or the traders themselves.
Rapes happened often.
“To my certain knowledge she has been used & that smartly by a
one eyed man about my size and age, excuse my foolishness,”
Isaac Franklin’s nephew James — an employee and his uncle’s protege
— wrote in typical business correspondence, referring to Caroline
Brown, an enslaved woman who suffered repeated rape and abuse at
James’s hands for five months. She was 18 at the time and just over five