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South Africa
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The impact that the abolition of slave labor had in the New World has been documented well. At the height of it, slave labor was worth US $3.5 billion in the United States alone at the 1860 dollar value (von Drehle, 2011, 30). This figure makes the point about the importance of …

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Pratap Kumar, P., “South Africa”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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