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Unformatted text preview: o 1 out of 3 slave kids died o Slave women aborted their children because they didn’t want them to be slaves o The average slave man lived 32 years, slave women lived 33 o The average white man lived 56 years, white women lived 60 o Some slaves tried to escape o Fictive Kin : “fake family” o After emancipation, slaves tried to find families o Some slave women refused to marry their husbands • Polygamy : when one man has mutiple wives o 60,000 polygamists in the U.S. o Moron, Muslims, some Christians • Polyandry: when one woman has mutiple husbands o Usually woman marries a set of brothers o Most common in Tibet o Shortage of women and land o Have to take care of 5 men (laundry, cooking, etc) o See children as part of the family...
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- Spring '07
- Sociology, slaves Ways, family o Slaves, Slave Families o Families