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Button T. Porter Dealer in slaves 1822

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Original price $299.00
Original price $299.00 - Original price $299.00
Original price $299.00
Current price $199.00
$199.00 - $199.00
Current price $199.00

Title: Button T. Porter Dealer in Slaves 1822

Description: This is a historic button that bears the name of Button T. Porter, a well-known slave dealer in the United States in the early 19th century. The button is an artifact of a dark period in American history when slavery was legal and widespread.

Product Details: The Button T. Porter Dealer in Slaves 1822 button is made of metal and measures approximately one inch in diameter. It features artistic lettering that spells out the name of the slave dealer, "Button T. Porter." The button is non-magnetic and has a missing rear eye for thread. 

Brief History of Button T. Porter: Button T. Porter was a prominent slave dealer who operated in Virginia and the District of Columbia in the early 19th century. He was known for his aggressive business practices and his willingness to buy and sell slaves at auction. Porter was one of the largest slave dealers in the country, and he owned a number of ships that he used to transport slaves from Africa to the United States.

Porter's business was profitable, but it was also controversial. Many people opposed the institution of slavery and criticized Porter for his role in perpetuating it. Despite this opposition, Porter continued to operate his business until his death in 1843.

Today, the Button T. Porter Dealer in Slaves 1822 button serves as a reminder of a dark period in American history and the brutal system of slavery that existed for centuries.

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