What's funny is I called bullshit on this, and then looked at refutations of the man's facts.
To my suprise, his book is not actually refuted well at all. Opposing Professors from Harvard and Dartmouth have made several rebuttals. I did a cursory scan over some of the claimed facts.
They claim that of all Southern Slave Owners only 1.25% percent were Jews. However this is not a refutation at all, because this figure does not take into account that Jews were at most 1% of the population at that time but probably far lesser. In 1820, census estimates found there to be only around 3,000 Jews living in the the Ante-Bellum South. According to the recent book, "The Jewish Confederates," the entire
Jewish population of the South in 1860 was only 25,000. At the time of the Civil War the Confederate population, about 5.8 million free whites and and 3.5 million slaves. So if the Jews were a percentage of that population, they would have been about .4 percent of the population.
The Southern White's mean average of Slave ownership was 4.8% for the entire group with a much larger population to count from that of 3.5 million. 1/20 Southern Whites was a slave owner.
While if Jews constituted only .4 percent of the population, but accounted for 1.25% of all slave owners. This would they had they were more that they were 3x more proportionate in slavery per their share in the population, and their the ownership of slaves was probably omnipresent among them to account for such a statistic. To put it in perspective, Jews were 60x more likely to be slave owners than Southern White Christians.
So, in conclusion, they were indeed, far more involved in slavery proportionally than whites, as their group was severely over represented statistically considering its extremely small numbers. Facts don't like, even if you wish they did.
So I guess historical revisionism is wrong again. Farrakhan is at least partially right.