In your presentation you mentioned that by 1860 only 46 slaves remained and 20 slave-owners. I tried to talk about this with a friend, and was met with a strong disbelief. Could you give me some reference where to check this number and maybe show to people? Thank you.
The friend told me to see the movie “Amistad” from 1997, which I did, and there Martin van Buren’s character assesses, in 1837, US having 3-4 million slaves. That’s a movie, sure, but still… it’s hard to see how would such huge number drop to 46 in just 20 something years.