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This is a recreation of an advertisement for the sale of Slaves in the American South. Link
Ads such as these were not the exception, they were not rare, they were in every paper and similar posters could be found in almost every capital and port city in the "New World" during this era.
This is not "Black Hysteria" or "civil rights nonsense" as some of my recent emails have claimed. This is not Black History - it is American history.
You can find more slave ads here, courtesy of the University of Virginia.
Cornell University has an excellent online collection of Anti-Slavery documents from the period. Those of you hooked on the HBO mini-series will enjoy this collection as it has a lot of John Adams' rants against slavery included.