How were slave families during the American Colonial Period kept together?

In Africa, the family was extremely important.

Families might have hundreds of members and consist of several generations. But slave traders had no respect for African families.

They would buy or sell a child, parent, or spouse whenever they wanted to, especially if the price was right. As a result, African families were routinely broken up by the slave trade.

African families were routinely broken up by the slave traders.

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