- By Edward Clifford
The term slave refers to a faceless and nameless group of bodies: bodies brought to the United States and worked, tortured, and discarded for more than four centuries. In contrast to individuals who perished in the Holocaust, there are few true records of slaves having lived their lives as fully actualized people. Of course, there are slave sale ledgers and insurance logs and even some veterinary logs that remain; however, it is not the same.
—from "A Herstory of Pain," Volume 62, Issue 1 (Spring 2021)
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