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Access to petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. Also includes the important State Slavery Statutes collection, a comprehensive record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.
The petitions were collected by Loren Schweninger over a four year period from hundreds of courthouses and historical societies in 10 states and the District of Columbia. The petitions document the realities of slavery at the most immediate local level and with amazing candor.
Interlibrary Loan Type: Not Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users