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United States Labor History

Selected Primary Sources

Slave Labor

African-American Odyssey
A Quest for full citizenship

African Americans at Jamestown
Timeline information from 1619 to 1705

Documents on Slavery  
Yale Law School Avalon Project

Rebecca Warren Brown 
Memoir of Mrs. Chloe Spear, a Native of Africa, Who was Enslaved in Childhood, and Died in Boston, January 3, 1815…Aged 65 Years. By a Lady of Boston.

Transcriptions of Virginia Gazette Runaway Slave Ads
1736-1776

Servants and Slaves and their legal disposition 1619, Virginia 
Thomas D. Russell, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
The Library of Congress

Runaway reward poster. November 16, 1858

Runaway reward poster. November 16, 1858
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