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Slaves and the Courts: 1740-1860 by Library of Congress

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 contains just over a hundred pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States. The documents, most from the Law Library and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, comprise an assortment of trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, journals, a letter, and other works of historical importance. Of the cases presented here, most took place in America and a few in Great Britain.

African American History: Slavery

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Slave Trials, Laws, Legislation, Court Cases, Abolition, Abolitionists, Slavery, Criminals, Prisoners, Civil Rights, Rebellion, Resistance, Revolt, Riots, Fugitives, Habeas Corpus, Dred Scott, Transatlantic Slave Trade, Atlantic Slave Trade, Religion, Churches

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