Slaves and oil the Arab image in black Africa. by Arye Oded

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Published by Eastern Press in London .

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Reprint from the Weiner library bulletin XXVII, new series, 32.

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Paginationp.p. 34-47
Number of Pages47
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Open LibraryOL20882305M

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In this taken Marchphoto, shows the Bruslie Cemetery, a burial ground for slaves in New Orleans. The Shell Oil Company has spruced up, marked and blocked off tracts of. Excluding slaves, the U.S.

populationwith about 1 in 70 being a slaveholder. It is estimated by this transcriber that inslaveholders of or more slaves, while constituting less than 1 % of the total number of U.S. slaveholders, or 1 out of 7, free persons, held % of the total number of slaves in the U.S.

Slave hospitals sprang up around trading centers such as Augusta, New Orleans, and Charleston, South Carolina, to doctor sick slaves intended for sale and to heal valuable workers. The South Carolinian physician J. Marion Sims, often referred to as the "Father of Gynecology," developed a surgery for complications of childbirth on slave women in.

Middle Passage, the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. It was one leg of the triangular trade route that took goods from Europe to Africa, Africans to work as slaves in the Americas and the West Indies, and items produced on the plantations back to Europe.

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