Images: A New Demography

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

ID# 1167954

Children

Between the last 15 years of the 18th century and 1867, the share of children (under 15) more than doubled, to 43 percent, and several slave ships carried only children.

  1. View All Images
  2. Introduction
  3. The Economics of the Illegal Slave Trade
  4. Changes in Regions of Provenance
  5. A Shift in Ethnicities
  6. Changes in the Trading Centers
  7. From the Barracoon to the Middle Passage
  8. A New Demography
  9. No Longer a Triangular Trade
  10. The Impact of the Suppression
  11. Bibliography

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