Exactly how much did a slave cost in 1840? What is the value converted to today's money?

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Exactly how much did a slave cost in 1840? What is the value converted to today’s money?

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Although the prices of slaves widely varied in 1840s America depending on location, skill, and the physical state of the state, most scholars place the average price of a slave at around $500. In today’s money, that would be around $13,000.