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Weeping Slave

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  1. Sep 26,  · The Weeping Time by Anne Bailey is a well-researched and beautifully written tribute to enslaved blacks on the Butler plantation and their descendants. But, this work is not just the saga of a single family/5(43).
  2. Mar 02,  · It was the largest single sale of enslaved people in U.S. history but is barely talked about today. (andrewsafonov /iStock) On the eve of the Civil War, years ago, the largest sale of enslaved.
  3. The Weeping Time book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In , at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, 4/5(7).
  4. Feb 29,  · Monday is the st anniversary of the Weeping Time slave auction, which took place on the eve of the Civil War. Four hundred and thirty-six men, women and children — including 30 babies.
  5. The sale would thereafter be known as "the weeping time." The owner of the slaves, Pierce Butler, had inherited the family's Georgia plantations .
  6. The Weeping Time. Slave auctions were long a part of the fabric of American life, but on the eve of the Civil War, this unprecedented sale was noteworthy not only for its size but because of the fact that the Butler slaves had generally not been sold on the open market.
  7. May 18,  · The Weeping Time is a potent reminder of individual lives dissolved and forever stained by slavery. Bailey’s book fittingly ends with a final chapter that follows the difficult journey of descendants seeking to restore the breach and coming to terms with identifying family members sold on the auction block.
  8. Jul 10,  · The Weeping Time acquired its name colloquially, by the slaves and their descendants, because of reports that the sky opened up and poured down rain for the full two days of the auction. It was Author: Kristopher Monroe.
  9. Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History The Weeping Time. One of the largest sales of enslaved persons in U.S. history took place on March , , at the Ten Broeck Race Course 1/4 mile southwest of here. To satisfy his creditors, Pierce M. Butler sold men, women, and children from his Butler Island and Hampton plantations near Darien.

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