SOURCE: Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society | Readex
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SOURCE: Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society | Readex

“The September release of The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922, contains many documents categorized as “controversial literature.” This bibliographical term describes works that argue against or express opposition to individual religious and monastic orders, individual religions, individual Christian denominations, and sacred works. Unsurprisingly, much of the controversy in the following documents surrounds Biblical interpretations of the … Continue reading

Rogers on Researching the Zealy Dagguerreotypes of Slaves (2012)
Molly Rogers

Rogers on Researching the Zealy Dagguerreotypes of Slaves (2012)

In 2012, at Mirror of Race, Molly Rogers reflected on the Jacques Zealy daguerreotypes of South Carolina slaves (now held by Harvard University). In the sum­mer of 1976, employ­ees of Har­vard University’s Peabody Museum of Archae­ol­ogy and Eth­nol­ogy dis­cov­ered fif­teen daguerreo­types in the museum attic. The pho­tographs were made in 1850 and they depict five … Continue reading

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DIGITAL/RESOURCES: Readex Highlights Five African-American History Collections

via Readex: In 1925 Carter G. Woodson and his Association for the Study of Negro Life and History created Negro History Week. A half century later, during the U.S. bicentennial, this formal period for recognizing African American contributions to our national history was expanded to a month. At that time President Gerald Ford asked Americans to … Continue reading

DIGITAL: Maryland State Archives Launches Name Database
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DIGITAL: Maryland State Archives Launches Name Database

The Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery in Maryland: An Archives of Maryland Electronic Publication has launched “Beneath the Underground.” From the website: The Beneath the Underground database features entries of over 300,000 individuals including, white and black, slave owners, enslaved and free individuals from primarily the years of 1830 through 1880 to review. Listed … Continue reading

Joan W. Peters

WEB/SOURCE: Joan Peters’ Slave and Free Negro Records Digitized

via Prince William County, Virginia Digital Library “The latest addition to our Digital Library is Joan W. Peters’ work, Slave and Free Negro Records from the Prince William County Court Minute and Order Books, 1752-1763, 1766-1769, 1804-1806, 1812-1814, 1833-1865 (Broad Run, Va.: Albemarle Research, 1996). Click on the following link http://eservice.pwcgov.org/library/digitalLibrary/index.htm and find it under … Continue reading

WEB/SOURCES: Registers of the Havana Slave Trade Commission Compiled by H.B. Lovejoy
Henry B. Lovejoy

WEB/SOURCES: Registers of the Havana Slave Trade Commission Compiled by H.B. Lovejoy

via Registers of the Havana Slave Trade Commission | Desk of H.B. Lovejoy. “Between 1808 and 1848, courts in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Havana, Cuba, charged with suppressing the transatlantic slave trade, meticulously recorded the African names and physical features (sex, age, height; and evidence of ethnic scarring and small pox) for almost 100,000 people … Continue reading

Erin M. Greenwald

BOOK/SOURCE: HNOC Publishes Caillot’s 1729 Memoir

Marc-Antoine Caillot, A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies. Edited by Erin M. Greenwald. 1st ed. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2013. via the Historic New Orleans Collection: Recently rediscovered and never before published, Marc-Antoine Caillot’s buoyant memoir recounts a young man’s voyage from Paris to … Continue reading

BOOK: Rodriguez on the Voices of the Enslaved in Cuba
Gloria Garcia Rodriguez

BOOK: Rodriguez on the Voices of the Enslaved in Cuba

Gloria Garcia Rodriguez. Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History. Translated by Nancy L. Westrate. Durham: The University of North Carolina Press, 2011. via University of North Carolina Press: Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, Gloria García Rodríguez’s study presents a compelling overview of African slavery in Cuba and … Continue reading