The Weeping Time

The Weeping Time

Book - 2008
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For two days in March 1859, rain fell like tears on the racetrack in Savannah, Georgia, where hundreds of slaves had been brought for auction. While the more than 200 buyers gathered in the grandstands to browse the slave catalog and make their bids, slaves awaiting auction clung to their families in the foul-smelling stables that formed their temporary quarters. Over the course of the sale, friends were separated and families torn apart, scattered among various new owners in the southern United States. In all, 436 slaves were sold, making it the largest sale of human beings in the history of the United States and event worthy of the name the "Weeping Time."
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780756533601
Branch Call Number: j 306.362 Skog
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 24 cm


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