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Enslaved Couples Faced Wrenching Separations, or Even Choosing Family Over Freedom

September 20, 2019 in History

By Tera W. Hunter

Loved ones could be sold away at any time. Here’s how married couples coped.

For is professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University and the author of Bound in Slavery and To Joy My Freedom, among other books. Follow her on Twitter: @TeraWHunter.

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