How Will History View Obama's Legacy?: Ending the Slavery Blame-Game
EXCERPT: About 16 percent of United States slaves came from eastern Nigeria, while 24 percent came from the Congo and Angola.
Through the work of Professors Thornton and Haywood, we also know that the victims of the slave trade were predominantly members of as few as 50 ethnic groups. This data, along with the tracing of blacks' ancestry through DNA tests, is giving us fuller understanding of the identities of both the victims and the facilitators of the African (-American) slave trade.
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