Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed
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It’s also a very interesting look at slavery. Having visited and stayed at plantations in Louisiana and Tennessee, you get to understand that this is all about people, but you also get the impression that most of it was about the United States, but in actual fact if you’ll pardon the pun, they didn’t cotton on to the concept of ownership of African people in the very beginning.
I think you will find this map tool and the story they use it to tell very interesting and eye opening.