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Slave Market of America, 1836. Broadside.

Sale of a Free Man

Although many accounts of slavery focus on conditions in the Deep South, life for African Americans living in the Upper South was also fraught with danger. In Maryland and other states of the region, free blacks who could not pay their debts or who were convicted of even petty crimes could be sold into slavery.

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Image ID: 07_008
Title: Jail in Washinton - Sale of a free citizen to pay his jail fee!, detail of one of nine illustrations on a broadside, Slave Market of America, 1836.
Depicted: 1836
Location: Collection of The New-York Historical Society [41113]
Subjects: African Americans
Freedmen -- United States
Slaves
Slave trade -- United States

Keywords: Broadsides
Free people
Slave Market of America
Slavery
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