Unknown History: The US Navy Was Founded To Free White Slaves In North Africa

Americans regularly used to get captured and forced into slavery.

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On the 25th of July, 1785, a ship called Maria of Boston was sailing a few kilometers southeast of Cape St. Vincent, off the coast of Portugal. On the way to the port of Cadiz in Spain, the ship was suddenly attacked by North…




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A curious polymath who wants to know how everything works. Blog: Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).

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