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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY IN LOUISIANA :
Chattel slavery was introduce by French colonists in Louisiana in1706 when they made raids on the Chitimacha settlements. Thousands of indigenous people were killed and they took the surviving women and children as slaves. The French introduced African Chattel slaves to the territory in1710 after capturing a number as plunder during the war of the Spanish Succession. Trying to develop the new territory the French transported more than 2000 Africans to New Orleans between 1717 - 1721 on at least eight ships.The death toll for Africans and Natives slaves was high with scurvy and dysentery wide spread because of poor nutrition and sanitation.