Demography and Slavery

Richard H. Steckel

in The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199227990
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

 Demography and Slavery

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This article discusses the demographic history of slavery. It covers the origins of African slavery, dimensions of the African slave trade, distribution of the slave population in 1825, health and mortality of slave populations, plantation conditions in the United States and in the sugar colonies, and fertility.

Keywords: demographic history; slaves; African slavery; slave trade; plantations; fertility

Article.  8255 words. 

Subjects: History ; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery

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