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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPhoto of a group slaves on a Beaufort, South Carolina plantation
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

The Slave Experience: Responses to Enslavement
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Original Documents Responses to Enslavement

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Laws and Proclamations
Acts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Court Records and Reports
Suits brought by and against Frances Driggus
Affidavit of Singweh, an AMISTAD African
Testimony from the New York "Negro Plot Trials"
Speeches and Sermons
ADDRESS OF JOHN BROWN TO THE VIRGINIA COURT
Newspaper Articles and Classifieds
Excerpt from a letter from the Senior Editor from THE CONSTITUTIONAL WHIG
Reward announcement for capture of runaways
"Desperate Negro Woman" from the STAUNTON VINDICATOR
Correspondence
Petition of Dr. Allen Thomas in the FUGITIVE SLAVE PETITION BOOK
Journals and Diaries
Excerpt from Captain Thomas Phillips' journal of the voyage of the HANNIBAL
Narratives and Memoirs
Excerpt from THE LIFE OF WILLIAM GRIMES, THE RUNAWAY SLAVE. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
Music and Lyrics
"Song of the Abolitionist"
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