1840 ad: Slave Auction

. Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Negroes by Jos. A. Beard. Will be sold at Auction, on Wednesday, 25th Inst. at 12  o'clock at Banks' Arcade, 17 valuable young negroes, Men and Women, Field Hands. Sold for no fault; with the best city guarantees. Sale positive and without reserve! Terms cash. New Orleans, March 24, 1840.
I've seen several of these old slave auction ads, but every time it still blows my mind a little bit. It's difficult to face such tangible evidence of the banality of evil.

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