AL Villalobos wrote:
> With Olga's comment about 10-25 million slaves dead on the passage from
> Africa to the Americas, my evidence radar sent a warning.
> So, after a 10 minute googling session I culled the following
> "Data points", if you will (I hesitate to call them facts...)
> Would anyone like to ofer a counterpoint?
> Slave Imports into the Americas, 1500-1870
> Area Number of imports
> Proportion of
> black population
> in the Americas in
> British North America 523,000
> Spanish America 1,687,000
> British Caribbean 2,443,000
> French Caribbean 1,655,000
> Dutch Caribbean 500,000
> Danish Caribbean 50,000
> Brazil 4,190,000
> Old World 297,000
> Total 11,345,000
What do these numbers here mean? The big number Im concerned with is Brazil.
Does this mean slaves were brought from Brazil into North America? Or from
Africa into Brazil? If these are the numbers brought into Brazil, which set
of these constitute the present day US? I'm thinking Brit and Spanish
America? So that puts the US at responsible for a little over 2 million
total? I can buy that number a LOT better then 10-25 million dead!?
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