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Podcast: Slaves Selling in the Deep South

Podcast: Slaves Selling in the Deep South

You read that right. Not a typo. And this is even more important than you might think.
Women selling sweet potatoes on street
"Selling Sweet Potatoes, Charleston, South Carolina, 1861". Image: Public Domain, from Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 9, 2021,

Podcast: 45 minutes (yes, this one is long!)

Three stories of enslaved entrepreneurs in the Deep South. It might just change how you think about enslaved people.

This is the podcast version of Annette’s original post at Non-Boring History, based on the work of Professors Betty Wood and Timothy Lockley. More details here:

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Slaves Selling in the Deep South
Sarah’s Story: The Long Walk to Savannah Let’s call her “Sarah”. Early in the late summer dawn, Sarah loads the still-warm newly-slaughtered chicken in her small basket, which she will carry in the crook of her elbow, and the sweet potatoes in the large shallow basket her brother Robert made for her. After placing a folded cloth on her scalp for comfort…
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Podcast versions of historian Annette Laing's Annette Tells Tales posts at Non-Boring History, read aloud in Annette's inimitable British accent.