This jibes with what I remember of my studies long ago. the States got about 10% of the surviving slave transportees.
Many of the rest wound up in such garden spots as Haitian canefields. Like you, I am no apologist for conditions.
As for "the NPV of 40 acres and a mule"--if only that were binding, I'd say "go for it".
Greg Burch wrote:
> . . . of course, what I MEANT to write was that the numbers imported into
> these areas were these figures.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg Burch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 7:35 PM
> Subject: Re: Reparations
> > This doesn't look right to me, either. The number of slaves in the U.S.
> > topped out at about 600,000. (Contrasted with 6 MILLION in the
> Carribean --
> > source: "A Brief History of the Caribbean : From the Arawak and the Carib
> > the Present", Jan Rogozinski).
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