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  • 54158
    Price: $500.00
     Civil War
    General Edward Winslow Hinks congratulates the all-black 3rd Division of the XVIII Corps on achieving equal pay with white troops.
  • 54330
    Price: $7,500.00
     Slavery
    Documents and letters concerning Richard, a slave belonging to John McLean (“I hope he has been a dutiful Servant & may continue to serve you … you mentioned it was probable that you might wish to return to Ohio & in that event, you did not wish to own Slaves…”) Later Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, McLean is especially remembered for his eloquent dissent in the Dred Scott case, arguing that Dred Scott was a U.S. citizen and that, even though born a slave, he was living in a free state where slavery was illegal.
  • 54960
    Price: $9,500.00
     Slavery
    Rare Large Slave Collar with 15 links used to transport enslaved Africans from the Gold Coast (Ghana), West Africa, to the Caribbean and the Americas.
  • 55541
    Price: $1,400.00
     Slavery
    18th Century Bahamian Copper Slave Auction Tag
  • 56686
    Price: $500.00
     Slavery
    Slaves “To Be Sold Cheap” by Boston merchant
  • 57383
    Price: $3,500.00
     Slavery
    Slave Shackle Apparatus with African carvings
  • 57488
    Price: $8,750.00
    Muhammad Ali
    Original Steve Kaufman artwork on an 80-pound punching bag and on an Everlast boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali
  • 57594
    Price: $700.00
     Slavery
    A Tennessean writes to a Mississippi law firm that he sold a Negro woman who “was sound at the time we made the Sale” but now needs a lawyer because she died and as for the Negro man, “we gave no guarantee that he was a carpenter, we only gave a guarantee for soundness…”
  • 57997
    Price: $500.00
     Slavery
    Three weeks after Fort Sumter, from the stagecoach town of Henryville, Kentucky, named for him, S.J. Henry writes “Sold the Niggro for $800” and charges the recipient of this letter $5 for “10 days tr[y]ing to Sell Girl…”
  • 58030
    Price: $600.00
     Slavery
    Tennessean abolitionist asks Mississippi lawyers Miller & Kilpatrick to help him in his claim against a man who he is sure “will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his just costs…” – eight years later, Col. Miller was killed at Gettysburg in Pickett’s Charge

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