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Slave Dealer in Virginia

Slavery (created [1857?]), [1857?]

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

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Slave Dealer in Virginia

Africans first arrived in the Chesapeake, with the northern colonies also receiving a substantial number of people. Some 12,000 Africans had arrived in the Chesapeake by 1700. Another 43,000 Africans landed before the American Revolution, when arrivals virtually ended in this area.