Treasury of Weary Souls: Slavery and Insurance

Fairly new, I think, and spotted on TechCrunch: Treasury of Weary Souls, a Web site examining the practice of insuring slaves. From the linked page: “The Treasury of Weary Souls features about 1,300 antebellum policies, nearly half of them contributing to profits for some of the world’s largest insurance companies, including Aetna, AIG, and New York Life. Slave insurance was even more significant for US finance than these records reveal since The Treasury of Weary Souls features at most fifteen percent of antebellum slave insurance policies.”