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Mulattoes Child-bearing amongst slaves started around the age of thirteen, and by twenty the women would be expected to have four or five children. To encourage child-bearing some population owners promised women slaves their freedom after they had produced fifteen children. The folks who told these stories had reasons to cry out in anger that most of us (on the blue) probably don't.
posted by snsranch on Jul 11, 2005 - 37 comments

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