Class Discussion/ essay

Discuss the following controversy : When researched, slaves deaths were listed either from diseases or unknown causes, while whites’ death records were more accurate. Do you believe this was a part of a conspiracy, in order to cover-up slaves who were actually beat to death, or starved, OR, was this solely due to diseases in the areas slaves were in and pure coincidences? Include facts such as infant mortality rates, diseases slaves were immune to, and the master’s efforts to gain obedience.