Pata Seca, also known as Roque José Florêncio, was an enslaved African in Brazil whose existence centered around his role as a breeder. He was purchased with the sole purpose of producing offspring for the benefit of his owner.
During the days of slavery, doctors looking for Human subject research always went for black slave bodies. They were the best options for two reasons, they were easily accessible and their lives were deemed worthless.
Slave breeding was a practice that occurred in the antebellum United States, in which slave owners would breed enslaved Africans for the purpose of increasing their economic value as property
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