A Biography of the Domestic Slave Trade

Lecture Description

Between 1800 and 1860, slaveholders and slave traders forcibly moved roughly one million enslaved people from the upper South to the lower South in one of the most significant demographic and economic shifts in American history. This lecture traces the ebbs and flows of the domestic slave trade over the course of time and assesses its significance for understanding the broader history of the United States.


1800-1865 Slavery

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