Transoceanic mortality: the slave trade in comparative perspective.

  title={Transoceanic mortality: the slave trade in comparative perspective.},
  author={Herbert S. Klein and Stanley L. Engerman and Robin F. Haines and Ralph Shlomowitz},
  journal={The William and Mary quarterly},
  volume={58 1},
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