A Documentary History of Slavery in North America

A Documentary History of Slavery in North America

Book - 1999
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Publisher: Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, 1999, c1976
ISBN: 9780820320656
Branch Call Number: 306.3620973/DOC 4565nf 1
Additional Contributors: Rose, Willie Lee Nichols 1927-
Alternative Title: Slavery in the English colonies of North America
The first Blacks arrive in Virginia / from Records of the Virginia Company of London
Slavery becomes a legal fact in Virginia / from Statutes at Large of Virginia
Virginia descriminates in the punishment of runaways / from Minutes of the Council and General Assembly of Virginia
Maryland establishes slavery for life / from Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland
Robert Beverley distinguishes between servants and slaves / from The History of Virginia
The Reverend Le Jau proselytizes slaves on the Carolina frontier / from letters to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
The Reverend Jones reports on slavery in the tobacco country / from The Present State of Virginia
William Fitzhugh enlarges his holdings / from Letters to Ralph Wormley
Robert Carter assesses slave property / from Robert Carter to Micajah Perry
Peter Kalm observes labor conditions in Pennsylvania / from Travels in North America
Philip Vickers Fithian observes slavery in Virginia / from Journal and Letters
Benjamin West sympathizes with slaves in South Carolina / from Letters
Masters describe their runaway slaves / from advertisements in Virginia Gazette
Slavery survives the American Revolution
Saul, revolution veteran, petitions for freedom / from Petitions to Virginia Assembly
Virginia authorizes private manumission / from Statutes at large
Richard Randolph explains his act of manumission / from his Will
Citizens of Halifax County petition against emancipation / from Petitions to Virginia Assembly
Thomas Jefferson condemns slavery but asserts racial differences / from Notes on the State of Virginia
George Tucker criticizes Jefferson's views of racial differences / from Letters from Virginia
Thomas Basye and Martha Turberville protest activities of free Blacks / from letters to Gov. William H. Cabell
A Richmond editor calls for a military corps / from the (Richmond) Virginian
White artisans claim unfair competition from free Blacks / from A Petition to the South Carolina Senate
A slave conspiracy in New York, 1712 / from letter of Gov. Robert Hunter to the Lords of Trade
The Stono Insurrection in South Carolina, 1739 / account inserted in letter of Gen. James Oglethorpe to Harman Verelst
Samba's conspiracy in Louisiana, 1763 / from LePage du Pratz, History of Louisiana
A small plot in Louisiana, July 1776 / from Journal of William Dunbar
Gabriel's attempted uprising in Richmond, 1800 / from Minutes of the Trial
Denmark Vesey's conspiracy in Charleston, 1822 / from letter of Gov. Thomas Bennett
Nat Turner's revolt in Virginia, 1831 / from Confessions of Nat Turner...to Thomas R. Gray
Slave on the block...slaves on the road
Ethan Allen Andrews visits a slave emporium in Alexandria / from Slavery and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States
William Chambers attends a slave auction in Richmond / from Things As They Are In America
Maria Perkins writes of the sale of her child / from Maria Perkins to Richard Perkins
Tyrone Power sees slavery moving West / from Impressions of America
George Featherstonhaugh encounters a slave coffle / from Excursion Through the Slave States
Joseph Holt Ingraham describes a slave sale at Natchez / from The South-West, by a Yankee
Fredrika Bremer sees the New Orleans slave market / from The Homes of the New World
The Louisiana Slave Code of 1824
The Alabama Slave Code of 1852
Thomas R. R. Cobb on the legal foundations of slavery / from An Inquiry into the Law of Negro Slavery
The slave and the law
The killing of Nath : a matter of property / from Brunson vs. Martin, Supreme Court of Arkansas
Blacks and Whites may celebrate together, sometimes / from The State vs. Jacob Boyce, Supreme Court of North Carolina
Manslaughter or murder? / from Nelson vs. The State, Supreme Court of Tennessee
Hanging and quartering in 1733 / from Goochland County (Virginia) Court Record
Punishing Black thieves in 1802 / from Virginia Recorder
On the treadmill in Charleston jail / from Karl Bernhard's Travels Through North America
The slave's protest : resistance short of rebellion
Bewitching master and mistress in South Carolina stories / from Elsie Clews Parsons, Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands
Stealing from Old Master, vicariously, in Louisiana / stories from Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folk-tales
"Sheep-stealing" and "lying Out" on St. Helena Island / from the diary of Thomas B. Chaplin
Helping the overseer lose the crop / from Ricard D. Powell to John Hartwell Cocke
Carpenter Ned : "Doing literally nothing" / from John B. Lamar to Mrs. Howell Cobb
Colonel Carter's Mr. Toney, and others : malingering, bad work, lying, and durnkenness / from The Diary of Colonel Landon Carter
John J. Audubon encounters a runaway in Louisiana swamps / from Ornithological Biography
Arson by a Virginia house servant / from Benjamin D. Rust and Edward J. Tayloe to William H. Tayloe
Henry Brown escapes in a box / from Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown
Asking riddles about who gets the lady : stories / from Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folk-Tales
Colonel Alexander's slaves resist the patrol / from Austin Steward, Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman
A breaved father avenges himself by self-mutilation / from Fredrika Bremer, The Homes of the New World
London commits suicide / from William Capers to Charles Manigault
The slave's work
Labor and discipline on a Mississippi cotton plantation / from Frederick Law Olmsted, A Journey in the Back Country
On a South Carolina rice plantation / from Capt. Basil Hall, Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828
Growing cotton and sugar cane in Louisiana / from Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
Weighing in the cotton and measuring out the punishment / from John Wesley Monette, Appendix to Joseph Holt Ingraham, South-West, by a Yankee
Women's work in field and kitchen / from Emily Burke, Reminiscences of Georgia
A manager negotiates hiring for an iron furnace / from three letters to Green Martin
Whites and Blacks in a textile factory / from james Silk Buckingham, The Slaves States of America
Working in a Richmond tobacco factory / from Charles Weld, A Vacation tour of the United States and Canada
Master Burce inventories his slave property / from List and Inventory
Governor Hammond's instructions to his overseer / from MS Manual of Rules
How to manage negroes, by "A Planter" / from The Farmer's Register
A small farmer describes his slave management / from James DeBow, The Industrial Resources...of the Southern and Western States
A Scottish weaver compares slavery to English labor / from William Thomson, A Tradesman's Travels, in the United States and Canada
A trial of wils between a slave and a prospective employer / from James C. Davis to William W. Davis
Slaves tell masters what masters want to hear / from Ethan Allen Andrews, Slavery and the Domestic Slave-trade
Master Chaplin, in debt, must sell ten slaves / from Thomas B. Chaplin's diary
A slave-owner's Black supervisors report / from letters to William Elliott
Frederick Douglass breaks a slave-breaker / from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Lucy Andrews petitions to enter slavery / from Petitions to the Legislature of South Carolina
Slaves had "A sense of the moral law" / from Jacob Stroyer, My Life in the South
The White boys outgrow Charles / from Moncure Conway, Impressions Concerning Slavery
Stolen reading lessons, chimney sweeps, and dogs / from Emily Burke, Reminiscences of Georgia
Slavery develops stealing in Blacks, bad temper and fear in Whites / from Emily Burke, Reminiscences of Georgia
Treaty and Louisine lose their babies / from Stancil Barwick to John B. Lamar
A visit to the infirmary on Butler's Island / from Fanny Kemble, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation
Attending a quadroon ball / from karl Bernhard, Travels through North America
A Creole father counts his children / from George Featherstonhaugh, Excursion Through the Slave States
Mrs. Hansley sues for divorce / from Ruthey Ann Hansley vs. Samuel G. Hansley, Supreme Court of North Carolina
Rose describes being forced to live with Rufus : interview / from Federal Writers' Project
White women fear violence from slaves / from Mary Boykin Chisnut, Diary from Dixie
A scientist assesses miscegenation in the South / from Sir Charles Lyell, A Second visit to the United States
General Cocke enforces matrimony / from Diary of John Hartwell Cocke
Master Jones writes the mother of his little slave / from T. D. Jones to Eliza
Nicey Kinney fondly remembers her owners on a small plantation : interview / from Federal Writers' Project
Henry Bibb tries "Conjuration" / from Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
William Thomson attends an "imposing and solemn" baptism / from A Tradesman's Travels
The Reverend Jasper on life, death, and the origin of sin / from William Eldridge Hatcher, John Jasper : the Unmatched Negro Philosopher
Thomas Wentworth Higginson describes "Negro spirituals" / from The Atlantic Monthly
Shout songs, work songs, and spirituals / from William Francis Allen and others, Slave Songs of the United States
Christmas..."the carnival season with the children of bondage" / from Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
"Levying contributions" from Whites at Christmas / from Bishop Whipple's Southern Diary
Singing and dancing secular music in Louisiana / from William Francis Allen and others, Slave Songs of the United States
Drums and drumming in Congo Square / from Benjamin Latrobe, Impressions Respecting New Orleans
"Brer Rabbit" play tricks in South Carolina : stories / from Elsie clews Parsons, Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands
"Compair Lapin" and other Louisiana tricksters : stories / from Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folk-Tales


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