Jdsk wrote:mercalia wrote:What I didnt know was that slaves would be given a second name of the owner, an early form of barcode.
Why did you think that so many West Indians have European surnames? Slavery wasn't the only reason but most of the others were part of the systematic destruction of the Africans' identity and culture.
Is that comment about "barcode" a reference to branding?
if you listen to the programme it is a word he uses