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Slave Breeding

Sutch, Richard (1986) Slave Breeding. Social Science Working Paper, 593. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This paper reviews the historical work on slave breeding in the ante-bellum United States. Slave breeding consisted of interference in the sexual life of slaves by their owners with the intent and result of increasing the number of slave children born. The weight of evidence suggests that slave breeding occurred in sufficient force to raise the rate of growth of the American slave population despite evidence that only a minority of slave-owners engaged in such practices.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information:An article prepared for the Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery, eds. Randall M. Miller and John David Smith, Greenwood Press, 1986.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:593
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ID Code:81452
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
Deposited On:15 Sep 2017 17:38
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