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Ship from London with "One Hundred Healthy Servants" for sale. African slaves cost around 50 Sterling but Irish slaves were just 5 sterling and so Irish were the cheap choice for enslavement. The thing is, those pasty white folk came from cold damp environs and died quickly. Africans had a natural resistance to malaria and tolerated heat better. Once plantation owners switched slavery from a terms of so many years to a lifetime stint with children born into the system they switched to…

African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.

Brasil, 1880: escrava levando o bebê de seu senhor na forma africana tradicional. Por Rodolpho Lindemann.

RARE CDV Photos / Young Black African American Nanny w Charge and Toy Drum / TEXAS

slave children

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (6) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

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Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

Slave master's children conceived by slaves posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia in 1899

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (2) -- And one WHITE KID with Back to the Camera by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

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Historic Photographs Of Slaves

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