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Thursday, April 23, 2009

SLAVE INSURANCE

The laws of the early 19th century considered slaves to be property, and insurance companies allowed slaveholders to insure their property against possible financial losses due to the death or serious injury of that property. Now a number of states are requiring insurance companies to compile information databases using their records of these 19th century insurance policies:

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