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Broadside, "Great Sale of Land, Slaves," 1855

A.G. Hodges and Co.1854

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The wealth and power of Southern plantation owners depended upon a large labor force of enslaved people. They justified their actions by considering enslaved people to be mere pieces of property. Slaves are included in this public sale of the personal possessions of a G. W. Gore of Frankfort, Kentucky.

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  • Title: Broadside, "Great Sale of Land, Slaves," 1855
  • Creator: A.G. Hodges and Co.
  • Date: 1855-01-06
  • Date Created: 1854
  • Location: United States, Kentucky, Frankfort
  • Subject Keywords: Broadsides, Slavery, Slave trade, Auctions
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=344890
  • Object Name: Broadside (Notice)
  • Object ID: 2005.19.5
  • Image ID: THF9000
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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