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Enslaved Africans being Carried to a Slave Ship, Gold Coast, late 17th cent., from Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1745-47), vol. 2, plate 61.
Southwestern expansion of slavery, 1790-1860: Source: Henretta et al., America’s History Vol 1: To 1877 (Bedford/St. Martin, 4th Ed., 2000), 293
Negroes are “an heathenish, brutish and an uncertaine, dangerous kinde of people”—1661 slave code, Barbados.
“Of 100 people seized in Africa, 75 would have reached the marketplaces in the interior; 85 percent of them, or about 64 of the original 100, would have arrived at the coast; after losses of 11 percent in the barracoons, 57 or so would have boarded the ships; of those 57, 51 would have stepped onto Brazilian soil, and 48 or 49 would have lived to behold their first master in the New World. The full ‘seasoning’ period of 3-4 years would leave only 28 or 30 of the original 100 alive and working.”
--Joseph Miller, Way of Death, p. 440.
English West Indies Virginia and Maryland
1660 42% 2%
1700 81% 13.1%
Source: Robin Blackburn, The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800 (1997).
“And on the 12th of May, 1828, I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first. Ques. Do you not find yourself mistaken now? Ans. Was not Christ crucified.”