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This poem, Auctioned, is about slaves who were severely punished simply because of their skin tone. The setting of the poem is in the early 1800s. This poem vividly describes the hanging, whipping, and shooting of slaves.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Reid, Sophia K., "Auctioned" (2012). Student Publications. 81.