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Broadside, "Credit Sale of Valuable Slaves! by Julian Neville, Auctioneer," New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1850

Unknown1845/1855

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The wealth and power of Southern plantation owners depended upon a large labor force of enslaved people -- especially when cotton became "king" in the Deep South during the 1800s. They justified their actions by considering enslaved people to be mere pieces of property. New Orleans became a major slave auction center after about 1820.

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  • Title: Broadside, "Credit Sale of Valuable Slaves! by Julian Neville, Auctioneer," New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1850
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1845/1855
  • Date Created: 1845/1855
  • Location: United States, Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Subject Keywords: Slavery, Slave trade, Auctions, Broadsides
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=136628
  • Object Name: Broadside (Notice)
  • Object ID: 71.106.1
  • Image ID: THF11636
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Fred Kinghorn

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