Claim: Jews behind the trans-Atlantic slave trade

In 1991 Nation of Islam published a book claiming that Jews dominated the trans-Atlantic slave trade that started in 1490. Trading with the New World began at the same time as Jews where expelled from Spain and Portugal, Nation of Islam means that this lead to expelled jews began participating in all sorts of trade on the Atlantic, including the slave trade.

Henry Louis Gates Jr, head of the department of Afro-American studies at Harvard University, called the book “the Bible of new anti-Semitism” and added that “the book massively misinterprets the historical record, largely through a process of cunningly selective quotations of often reputable sources”

Year: 1991
Source: Wikipedia
Claimed by: Nation of Islam