Slavery Facts – 115 Unknown Facts About Slavery

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American Slavery Facts

In 1807, the International slave trade was outlawed by Britain.

In 1808, though the U.S. Congress has outlawed the African slave trade, slave population in the U.S. nearly tripled over the next 50 years.

Importation of slaves into the U.S. was prohibited in 1808, but internal slave trade was not, and not the involvement in the international slave trade externally.

There were 3,775 free black people who owned 12,740 black slaves in 1830.

In 1850, of the 3.2 million slaves working in the 15 slave states, 1.8 million worked in cotton.

In 1850, the average cost of a slave in America was $400.

The worth of American slaves by 1850 was $1.3 billion, nearly one-fifth of the nation’s wealth.

75% of white families in the U.S. owned not even a single slave, while 1% of families owned over 40 slaves in 1860.

In 1860, of the total African-American population nearly 90% were slaves.

In 1860, while blacks made up only 13% of the entire country population, one in three people were black in South.