"Scenes at a Slave Auction" - Hopper - New York Tribune

"Scenes at a Slave Auction" - Hopper - New York Tribune

by: Hopper | publication date: March 24, 1855 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 6

The next was a good plantation carpenter, rather advanced in age, but, being a mechanic, he was "a desirable investment." His wife and four little children were put on the stand with him; and the bids were made in rapid succession, until the party were knocked down at $3,200.

A correspondent for the New York Tribune gives his account of a slave auction in New Orleans.

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