Romani (Gypsy) culture and social issues.
Roma Slavery
by Ian Hancock
Slave auction poster from Wallachia, 1852.
"For sale, a prime lot of Gypsy slaves, to be sold by auction
at the Monastery of St.Elias, 8 May 1852, consisting of 18 men,
10 boys, 7 women and 3 girls: in fine condition." Wallachia.
From Ian Hancock, The Pariah Syndrome, 1987.

Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of Slavery, Paul Finkelman and Joseph Miller, eds.
(Macmillan, New York 1997).

Reprinted by the Patrin Web Journal with permission of the author, Ian Hancock.
Posted 01 March 1997.

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