Advertising A Slave Auction

Slaves were sold at auctions. Before one of them was held, advertisements such as this one were circulated. They described the men and women who were being put up for sale.

Auctioning slaves was a specialty for some of the auctioneering professionals.

Slaves who grew tired of hearing the copper bells muffled the clappers with dirt and mud.

Leg iron, which prevented a slave from bending the leg


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