This searchable database includes over 6500 records on legal documents on Enslaved Africans and Descendants. The time period covered is 1700 through 1899. There are summaries of legal documents dating to 1723,
The following documents are in the database:
|Administrative Orders and Guidances||48|
|Law Review or Secondary Sources||17|
|Legislation (Proposed and Enacted)||0|
|Regulation (Proposed and Enacted)||0|
|Trial Court Document||0|
|Trial Court Order||75|
Documents were gathered through a Westlaw database search using the following search terms:
((African or black or negro or colored) in the same sentence with (slave or slavery or enslaved or descendant)
The documents were not reviewed and may only be tangentially related to the topic.
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Enslaved Africans and Descendants 1700-1899 (Searchable Database)