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Title:African women in the Atlantic slave trade
Author:Klein, H.S.ISNI
Book title:Women and slavery in Africa
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:female slaves
slave trade
Abstract:African women did not enter the Atlantic slave trade in anything like the numbers of African men. At all ages, men outnumbered women on the slave ships bound for America from Africa. In this essay, the author examines the actual rates of participation of African women in the slave trade as seen from the experience of several European controlled trades and speculates on both the causes and consequences of this sexual disparity. Notes, ref., tab.