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The Richmond Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of the Old Dominion

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Richmond s 15th Street was known as Wall Street in antebellum times, and like its New York counterpart, it was a center of commerce. But the business done here was unspeakable and the scene heart wrenching. With over sixty-nine slave dealers and auction houses, the Wall Street area saw tens of millions of dollars and countless human lives change hands, fueling the southern economy. Local historian and author Jack Trammell traces the history of the city s slave trade, from the origins of African slavery in Virginia to its ...

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The Richmond Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of the Old Dominion
2012, History Press (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9781609494131

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The Richmond Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of the Old Dominion
2012, History Press Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781540206367

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