“Quantitative historians who use statistical tools to study big-picture historical trends, created a vast database of research on more than 36,000 slave ship voyages that took place over four hundred years…They found that there was a revolt on at least one in ten of these voyages. That was a much higher number than anyone expected…Let me emphasize this point: the more women onboard a slave ship, the more likely a revolt would occur.”
Rebecca Hall has done a lot of research on the slave trade.
She found that in 1712, a slave revolt began in New York as a reaction to the death of a fellow slave who was worked to death. Of the 27 revolting slaves, twenty-one were hanged (all men) and one woman was pardoned because she was pregnant. Most likely, the remaining five slaves were women and were burned alive.
Not only is this graphic novel very informative, the drawingsby Hugo Martinez are amazing!