This searchable database includes over 20000+ records on legal documents on Enslaved Africans and Descendants. The time period covered is 1before1865. There are summaries of legal documents dating to 1721.
|1700 to 1749||45|
|1750 to 1799||565|
|1800 to 1849||12251|
|1850 to 1864||8610|
Documents were gathered through an electronic database search using the following search terms:
african or slave or slavery or enslaved or or mulattoes or enslavement or (free within one word of man woman child) or negro or (person of color) or colored or coloured
Most Relevant Documents had ((slave or slavery or enslaved or descendant) ) in the title. If you search for the term "Most Relevant" you will get these documents.
The documents were not reviewed and may only be tangentially related to the topic. Furthermore, it is possible that an inappropriate article is included in the database. If you think an article is racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic or otherwise inappropriate, please email with the (1) the name of the database and (2) the complete name of the article.
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|Administrative Decisions & Guidance||161|
|Jury Verdicts & Settlements||0|
|Law Review Articles and Other Secondary Sources||0|
|Legislation (Proposed & Enacted )||0|
|Trial Court Documents||0|
|Trial Court Orders||360|
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