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Families and the Domestic Slave Trade

Letter written by an enslaved woman from North Carolina describing how she was sold several times, and was taken to Georgia.

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860

This Library of Congress sites contains over a hundred pamphlets and books. Search by keywords or browse the subject index.

The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909

This Library of Congress site offers complete page images of the 396 titles in the African American Pamphlet Collection, as well as searchable electronic texts and bibliographic records. Use keywords such as slave trade or Africa; or browse the subject index.

DeWitt Colony

Slave Trader Austin Moses obtained the legalization of slavery in his first colony of present day Texas. This law was passed in January 1823, during the reign of Iturbide. In July 1824 the Republican Congress passed a law forbidding the further introduction of slaves into any part of the Mexican Republic. On July 24, 1825 Congress member, Don Erasmo Seguin wrote Austin regarding his stance.

Slave Pen

This is a news story of an 1830's northern Kentucky slave pen used during the domestic slave trade. It was recovered by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The second link is a PDF file with graphic descriptions of the slave pen's recovery and logistical information about relocating the structure to a museum.

Slavery in Early Texas

A Texas University scholar's report on the history of the introduction of slavery to the Republic of Texas during the early 1820s, and the laws and regulations pertaining to the system created.

The Plantation Legend

This essay explains the plantation legend and clarifies stereotypes of the North and the South's antebellum lifestyles. The South is described in detail as a diverse and complex region.

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