Rare, Un-catalogued Slavery Pamphlet Discovered in Beinecke’s Collections

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A rare catalog for an 1854 sale that included enslaved Africans.

One of the oldest collections at Yale, the Slavery Pamphlets archive comprises over 750 booklets and tracts from predominantly American and European regions. The collection is now being fully catalogued for the first time, and in the process, a rare pamphlet was discovered: a “Catalogue of Negroes, Mules, Carts, Wagons &C.” compiled by one “John G. Winter” from Montgomery, Alabama, the pamphlet presents an unusually formal listing of enslaved persons - unusual in that most advertisements were presented in the medium of newspapers or broadsides.

by Melissa Barton
October 19, 2016
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