In the years before the Civil War, the first day of the new year was often a heartbreaking one for enslaved people in the United States. The renting out of slave labor was a relatively common practice in the antebellum South, and a profitable practice for white slave owners and hirers. Some enslaved people were put up for auction that day, or held under contracts that started in January. These transactions also took place all year long and contracts could last for different amounts of time. These deals were conducted privately among families, friends and business contacts, and slaves were handed over in town squares, on courthouse steps and sometimes simply on the side of the road, according to Divided Mastery: Slave Hiring in the American South by Jonathan D.
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I've spent a lot of time over the past few days lamenting New Year's Eve. Living in New York, it's almost impossible to see all the friends you hope to connect with; Times Square is chaos; and hovering over it all is pressure to have fun. I'm a person who listens to Christmas music year-round, so there's no judgment from this corner. These 11 best New Year's Eve scenes in movies show that the most unexpected events can make the most memorable ways to ring in the new year. There's a common thread in many movies tying the New Year to new romance — but these movies aren't just of the sappy romantic variety though, as with the two mentioned above, there are some of those, too.