Children of the plantation

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"Children of the plantation" was a euphemism used in the 17th-century United States to identify the offspring of black slave women by their white owners. Such children, who were legally slaves, were seldom acknowledged by their white fathers.[citation needed]

Alex Haley's Queen (1993) is a partly factual historical novel, now made into a movie, that has helped to bring knowledge of the "children of the plantation" to publication attention in recent years.

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