Symposium on New Orleans Slave Trade Available Free Online

Sale of Estates, Pictures and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans; by William Henry Brooke, engraver; engraving with watercolor from The Slave States of America, vol. 1; London: Fisher and Son, 1842; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1974.25.23.4

Sale of Estates, Pictures and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans; by William Henry Brooke, engraver; engraving with watercolor from The Slave States of America, vol. 1; London: Fisher and Son, 1842; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1974.25.23.4

In relation to the critically acclaimed exhibition “Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865” at the Historic New Orleans Collection, HNOC teamed with the University of New Orleans’ Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the Library of Virgina in Richmond VA to produce a symposium on the domestic slave trade.

This two-city symposium, held in March 2015, is now available for viewing in four parts, free of charge at http://www.hnoc.org/programs/tobesold.html. These two keynote speeches and two panels, gathering prominent national historians and ethnographers, discuss and explore the American slave trade from Virginia to New Orleans and are of valuable historical and personal interest.

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