Recollections of the Children of American Slavery: True Stories of American Slavery and Children

Recollections of the Children of American Slavery: True Stories of American Slavery and Children

by Various

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$9.95

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ISBN-13: 9781481219525
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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Chattel slavery, also called traditional slavery, is so named because people are treated as the chattel (personal property) of an owner and are bought and sold as if they were commodities. It is the least prevalent form of slavery in the world today. An estimated 12 million Africans arrived in the Americas from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Of these, an estimated 645,000 were brought to what is now the United States. The usual estimate is that about 15% of slaves died during the voyage, with mortality rates considerably higher in Africa itself in the process of capturing and transporting indigenous peoples to the ships.

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