SOURCE/TEACHING: Purchased Lives Annotated Resource Set | The Historic New Orleans Collection

via the Historic New Orleans Collection:

“From the colonial period and into statehood, slavery was a ubiquitous element of everyday life in New Orleans and Louisiana—affecting all parts of the local community, economy, and culture. The official end of the international slave trade, marked by the signing into law of An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves on the second day of March 1807, dramatically altered the way slaves were bought and sold in the United States of America….”

 

Explore: Purchased Lives Annotated Resource Set | The Historic New Orleans Collection

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