This searchable database includes over 1400 records on legal documents on Enslaved Africans and Descendants. The time period covered is 1865 through 1963.
|1865 to 1899||1011|
|1900 to 1949||403|
|1950 to 1964||55|
Documents were gathered through an electronic database search using the following search terms: ((African or black or negro or colored) in the same sentence with (slave or slavery or enslaved or descendant)
Most Relevant Documents had ((slave or slavery or enslaved or descendant) ) in the title. If you search for the term “Most Relevant” you will get these documents.
The documents were not reviewed and may only be tangentially related to the topic. Furthermore, it is possible that an inappropriate article is included in the database. If you think an article is racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic or otherwise inappropriate, please email with the (1) the name of the database and (2) the complete name of the article.
This database has two visible pages – list of all records (initially) or records that meet the condition (upon search), and a detailed view of the selected record. When you click on any record in the list, a detailed report will be returned for the selected record. Each record includes, at a minimum, title, citation. Some records include summaries.