Become a member and save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! Join today If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. The Second Middle Passage: America’s Domestic Slave Trade Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1M2241 Select your Tickets Login $25 Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 Non-Member Add to cart Reserving your tickets... Resize text Slave pen of Price, Birch, & Co., Alexandria, Virginia ca. 1860–1865 In the years between the American Revolution and the Civil War, an American slave trade rose to compete with, and ultimately replace the transatlantic slave trade. Owners in the Upper South sold more than one million enslaved African Americans to planters setting up cotton plantations in the Deep South. The massive and forced migration from places like Maryland to places like Mississippi was more than twice the size of the first Middle Passage. Historian Richard Bell takes you inside this domestic slave trade, tracking its rise and its impact on the expansion of slavery into new territories and states. He examines the lives and careers of the professional slave traders who brokered these sales. Bell also discusses the unrelenting and often subversive resistance Black families mounted against enslavers’ attempts to divide their families and achieve absolute mastery over their destinies. Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.