Bought & Sold: Forgotten Documents Highlight Slave History

Photo by Max Cooper
Mountain Xpress | April 16, 2013
Tucked away on dusty courthouse shelves across the South, long-forgotten documents record the names of countless African-Americans whose forced labor was a cornerstone of the region's economy.

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