What is, “Natural Increase?”

The Lie Historians Tell to Avoid Discussing Forced Breeding

Antebellum (2020)

In 1619, by one count, twenty Africans arrived by boat at Fort Comfort, Virginia. There is some dispute as to whether they were indentured servants or enslaved. This count doesn’t consider the enslaved people that arrived earlier in St. Augustine, Florida. For now, we’ll ignore their absence from the data in the…

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