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What Slavery Looked Like in the West – by Kevin Waite (The Atlantic – November 25, 2021)

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https://www.theatlantic.com/ Early travelers to the American West encountered unfree people nearly everywhere they went: on ranches and farmsteads, in mines and private homes, and even on the open market, bartered like any other tradable good. Unlike on southern plantations, these men, women, and children weren’t primarily African American; most were Native American. Tens of thousands …

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