Why did Europeans own African females during slavery?

If they were buying from Africa because they needed work, why didn’t they just purchase males?

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  • Women worked as well. Most of them laboured in the fields alongside the men, and others did domestic work. women also did spinning and weaving. Besides, they needed women in order to breed more slaves. Breeding your own was cheaper than buying them in from abroad.

  • They wanted too breed with the slaves, make more slaves- for free

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