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ProQuest History Vault: Slavery and the Law


ProQuest History Vault: Slavery and the Law
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1777-1867 (ProQuest) limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin fulltext of articles available
Slavery and the Law is a collection of archival primary sources.

Series I: Petitions to State Legislatures offers access to important but virtually unused primary source materials that were scattered in state archives of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The collection includes virtually all extant legislative petitions on the subject of race and slavery.

Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts were collected from local courthouses, and candidly document the realities of slavery at the most immediate grassroots level in southern society. It was at county courthouses where the vast majority of disputes over the institution of slavery were referred. The petitions that were filed provide some of the most revealing documentation in existence on the functioning of the slave system.

Slavery and the Law also includes State Slavery Statutes, a master record of the laws governing American slavery, covering 1789–1865.

Collection List:

  • Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery & The Negro, edited By Helen Tunnicliff Catterall
  • Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States, by John Codman Hurd
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series I: Petitions to Southern Legislatures, 1777–1867
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777–1867 Part A: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777–1867 Part B: Delaware, District of Columbia, and Maryland
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777–1867 Part C: Virginia and Kentucky
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777–1867 Part D: North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777–1867 Part E: Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas
  • Race, Slavery, And Free Blacks Series II: Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1777–1867 Part F: Louisiana (1775–1867)
  • State Slavery Statutes (1789–1865)
 
 
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Slavery and the Law (ProQuest History Vault)
 
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