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Vendue House

[cf. Sra. fandisi WST, SA vendusie a public auction, from Dutch vendutie; cf. also DJE, ADD vendue idem, Gul. "Wanjue Range ...Vendue Range, the old Charleston slave market"(Gonzales 1922:337)] n. a building in Nassau where slaves were once sold 1974 Vendue House was build before 1800. . It was here that public sales, auctions of slaves, cattles, and imported goods were held (Aspects of Slavery 12).

 

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Last update: 2010-10-28 22:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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