http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2015/06/16/the-irish-slave-trade-the-forgotten-white-slaves/ The Irish Slave Trade: The Forgotten WHITE Slaves… We’ve all been taught the horror’s of the African slave trade. It’s in all the school books and in plenty of Hollywood movies and has been shoved down our throats since Obama took office. But for some reason the largest group of slaves in the British Colonies in the 17th Century doesn’t get mentioned at all- the Irish. They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.