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Slave Dealer in Alexandria, Virginia

Slave Dealer in Alexandria, Virginia Social Studies American History African American History Nineteenth Century Life Slaves and Slave Owners

Before slavery was outlawed in America, companies could buy and sell human beings.  The company depicted in this image - Price, Birch & Co - was located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Note the company's purpose in the sign above the door:  "Dealers in Slaves."

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Image described above, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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