Slavery's Converging Ground: Charleston's Slave Trade as the Black Heart of the Lowcountry

@article{Omalley2017SlaverysCG,
  title={Slavery's Converging Ground: Charleston's Slave Trade as the Black Heart of the Lowcountry},
  author={Gregory E. O'malley},
  journal={The William and Mary Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={74},
  pages={271 - 302}
}
Abstract:The importance of slavery to colonial South Carolina's economy and society is well-known, but the central place of the slave trade in colonial Charleston's economy and society is less well understood. Nearly half of the enslaved African people forcibly settled in what became the United States landed in Charleston, and the significance of the town's role as a slave trade hub extends well beyond the numbers. If enslaved people were the muscle building the region's economy, the slave… Expand
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