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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America$
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Leland Donald

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520206168

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001

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The Scale of Slavery on the Northwest Coast

The Scale of Slavery on the Northwest Coast

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(p.182) 9 The Scale of Slavery on the Northwest Coast
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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America
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Leland Donald

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0010

This chapter investigates the number of slaves and the scale of slavery in the Northwest Coast, explaining the sources of numerical population data and describing the slave population as found in the census data. It also discusses other estimates of slave numbers which are often vague or contradictory. The chapter concludes that the number of slaves in many Northwest Coast communities was large enough to have considerable potential impact on those communities and the economic, social, and political circumstances of their owners.

Keywords:   slaves, Northwest Coast, slave population, census, slave owners

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