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Jews Selling Blacks: Slave Sale Advertising by American Jews

Included are 140 pages of ads reproduced from American newspapers of the slavery era. There are Jews selling Blacks as individuals, in gangs, and as families. Jewish community leaders—and even rabbis—offer to buy and sell Black human beings without any moral compunction. When Blacks tried to escape, Jewish slave owners used the newspapers to track them down. Jews acting as slave auctioneers, slave shippers, and insurers of enslaved Blacks also placed ads. Jews bought and sold whole plantations—slaves and all—and they marketed slaves who ranged in age from infants to the elderly. In addition, Jewish merchants arranged bank financing for the purchasers of Black men, women, and children—Black slaves on layaway.





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