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The Slave Trade 481 Views
Morally and ethically, there's no question about it: slavery was an atrocious practice, and it destroyed countless lives. In this video, though, we explore the economics of the slave trade. Why did it begin? Why did it go on for so long? Get ready for some seriously heavy stuff.
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