Sex Ratio, Age and Ethnicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade: data from French shipping and plantation records

  title={Sex Ratio, Age and Ethnicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade: data from French shipping and plantation records},
  author={David P. Geggus},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={23 - 44}
  • D. Geggus
  • Published 1 March 1989
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
This article examines the age and sex composition of the Atlantic slave trade in the belief it was of considerable significance in shaping black society in both Africa and the Americas. Focusing on the French slave trade, two main samples are analysed. One is composed of 177,000 slaves transported in French ships during the years 1714–92, which is taken from the Répertoire des expéditions négrières of Jean Mettas and Serge Daget. The other, derived from nearly 400 estate inventories, consists… 
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