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To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade
Barbara Batson, Library of Virginia Foundation

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To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade (Exhibition)
Title: To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade
Curator: Maurie D. McInnis
Abstract: The Library of Virginia has received a grant for $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade, the first exhibition to examine the development of the visual culture and material world of the American slave trade through art, artifacts, and documents. Grant funds will be used to implement traveling and online versions of the exhibition, educational workshops, and a one-day symposium examining the American domestic slave trade through paintings and engravings of British artist Eyre Crowe. To Be Sold will raise awareness of the scope of the domestic trade in American-born enslaved people that developed after the United States ended its participation in the international trade in 1808. The panel exhibition and programs will feature Crowe’s surviving paintings—Slaves Waiting for Sale and After the Sale—which provide some of the most powerful and compelling visual evidence of the domestic slave trade in antebellum America. Virginia was the largest mass exporter of enslaved people through the Richmond market, making the trade the most important economic activity in antebellum Virginia.
Year: 2014
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: On March 21, 2015, the Library of Virginia, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Midlo Center sponsored a one-day, two-city symposium, To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans. Funding was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Secondary URL: http://http://
Secondary URL Description: An Omeka-based version of the exhibition