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In general historians seem to deliberately ignored the sexual expoitation of slave women by their white owners. In Time on the Cross this approaches the height of deliberate avoidance when, out of whole cloth, the writers create a scenario in which the owner would be better having a white mistress elsewhere than a slave mistress on the plantation. As with much on ToC no evidence is given for this scenario. I can find a number of slave mistress admitted by their owners. As well as the children who identified their white fathers. I am trying to use this thesis as the basis for the exploitation of slavery and then, post Civil War, the perceived threat of black men. Comments?