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Catherine Denial is an Associate Professor of History at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. Since 2000, she has worked on curriculum development in Iowa through Bringing History Home, a TAH grant-funded project.

Labor and Trade in Colonial America

Advertisement for Slave Sale, Charleston, SC (1760)


By the 18th century slavery was entrenched in the South, and shipments of enslaved men and women arrived regularly from Africa. This advertisement of a slave sale notes that slaves are from the "Windward & Rice Coast." Rice was the primary cash crop grown in South Carolina; slaves who were familiar with growing rice were especially valuable.


Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia. The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record. 2011. Accessed May 1, 2012.