Asked • 05/14/19

What % of slave owners in the antebellum south committed rape?

In David Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglas, he explains the young Frederick witnesses several violent beatings and or rapes by the age of 7 or 8. How common was this practice? What % of enslaved women were raped at least once?

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Kristen M. answered • 05/24/19

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