Mortality in the Eighteenth Century French Slave Trade

This article discusses mortality in the French slave trade, establishes a geography of mortality, and considers the key factors influencing the death rate. The data indicate a generally declining mortality rate during the century. By the end of the century slave mortality was lower than crew mortality during the time spent along the African coast. Notes, sum. tab.

Title: Mortality in the Eighteenth Century French Slave Trade
Author: Stein, Robert
Year: 1980
Periodical: The Journal of African History
Volume: 21
Issue: 1
Pages: 35-41
Language: English
Geographic terms: Subsaharan Africa
Africa
External link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/181482
Abstract: This article discusses mortality in the French slave trade, establishes a geography of mortality, and considers the key factors influencing the death rate. The data indicate a generally declining mortality rate during the century. By the end of the century slave mortality was lower than crew mortality during the time spent along the African coast. Notes, sum. tab.