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The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America Online

Slave traders are peripheral figures in most histories of American slavery. But these men—who trafficked and sold over half a million enslaved people from the Upper South to the Deep South—were essential to slavery’s expansion and fueled the growth and prosperity of the United States. In The Ledger and the Chain, historian Joshua D. Rothman recounts the  forgotten story of America’s internal slave trade—and its role in the making of America. Moderating today’s program is Rachel Swarns.

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This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Date:
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  All SJR State Students     Community Members     SJR State Employees  
Categories:
  Observance/African American Heritage     Free event provided by an external agency  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://archivesfoundation.org/event/the-ledger-and-the-chain/