"Russians" and Slaves
Re: British slave trade banned in 1807, but of course the US trade continued -- beadiste Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Karlis Post Reply
05/23/2018, 21:14:11

Blue "Russian" beads have been found at a number of slave sites in the SErn US. Whether they accompanied slaves from Africa or were acquired here is uncertain. Several varieties certainly appear on Sheet no. 3 of the 1863 Levin collection which is marked: "Beads used in the African Trade, for slaves."

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