The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History

Anne C. Bailey

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The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History

The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History By Anne C. Bailey The Weeping Time Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History In at the largest recorded slave auction in American history over men women and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates This book is one of the first to analyze the operation

  • Title: The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History
  • Author: Anne C. Bailey
  • ISBN: 9781107193055
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History By Anne C. Bailey In 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that wiIn 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, genealogical records, and oral histories, Anne C Bailey weaves together a narrative that brings the auction to life Demonstrating the resilience of African American families, she includes interviews from the living descendants of slaves sold on the auction block, showing how the memories of slavery have shaped people s lives today Using the auction as the focal point, The Weeping Time is a compelling and nuanced narrative of one of the most pivotal eras in American history, and how its legacy persists today.
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    1. Brendan Hodge on said:

      I don t have time to accept many book review requests, but I was glad that I got the chance to read The Weeping Time by Anne C Bailey, coming out at the end of this month from Cambridge University Press The book is a detailed study of the largest slave auction which is recorded in US history 436 people including some mothers with infants just a few weeks old sold off on March 2nd and 3rd, 1859 in the process of liquidating much of the estate of Pierce Butler Jr of the Butler Plantation To be sol [...]

    2. Martine Brennan on said:

      As I read, I felt that I was at the auction I felt the rain and choked on the tobacco smoke and recoiled from the violent hands that were forced on the men and women being auctioned I felt heartbroken for the families torn apart because of the debts of their Irish slaveholder I rejoiced for those who found their families after Emancipation and was heartbroken again for those who spent their lives searching and never found their families As a genealogy researcher, I believe deeply in the importan [...]

    3. Willy Marz Thiessam on said:

      This is a great book with masses of detailed scholarship presented in a readable format This should be basic reading for anyone interested in American history Fundamental to the experience of America s development into a modern nation was slavery This book gets at the nature of being a commodity and chattel as a human being, a sencient individual and one that has family that you are being seperated from How can a family be sold This book is excellent The author does wish you to suffer and her co [...]

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