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A Statement of the Exports from Charleston (S.C.) of the Crop of 1784, Beginning December 3, 1784, and Ending Nov. 19, 1785.

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This is a statement documenting agricultural exports from Charleston, including indigo, rice, and tobacco. Slaves are also included.

"Moses" Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair

"Relation de l’Empire de Maroc où l’on voit la situation du pays. Les mœurs, coûtumes, gouvernement, religion et politique des habitans"

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An engraving found on the back cover of a book written by François Pidou de Saint Olon. The book was titled "Relation de l'Empire de Maroc" and described Moroccan culture, politics, customs, and religious practices in the late 17th century.

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1845 daguerreotype of Walker's branded hand by photographers, Southworth & Hawes.

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The Branded Hand of Captain Jonathan Walker sixth-plate by Southworth and Hawes, 1845. The inscription on the back of the case reads: "This Daguerreotype was taken by Southworth Aug. 1845 it is a copy of Captain Jonathan Walker's hand as branded by…

A general map of the middle British colonies in America

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A general map of the middle British colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of…

A Group of Philadelphia Abolitionists, offset lithograph by F. Gutekunst, ca. 1851

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This image shows a group of Philadelphia abolitionists including Robert Purvis. There is also Lucretia Mott who was a women suffragette and abolitionists.

A list of slaves from page 12 of Great auction sale of slaves.

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This is a list of some of the slaves that were up for auction.

A passage from page 18 of Great auction sale of slaves.

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This is a passage describing how a disfigurement can alter the price of a slave. In this case, a missing eye lowers the value of a male slave.

a passage from page 5 of Great auction sale of slaves.

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This passage describes the separation of slave families during the auction.

A passage from pages 7-8 in Great auction sale of slaves.

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This passage describes "spectators" and prospective buyers examining slaves.