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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

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Approximately 1,275 images.

British Parliament and the British Slave Trade 1600-1830 
History, timeline, learning resources about the British Slave Trade

Captive Passage:
The Transatlantic Slave trade and the Making of the Americas

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.

Runaway Slave Advertisements  
from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers

Runaway slave advertisement
Advertisement that appeared in the Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg, March 26, 1767

Transcriptions of Virginia Gazette Runaway Slave Ads

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

An Annotated List of the Most Valuable Online Resources on Slavery

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

Slavery and Indentured Servants
Law Library of Congress

Runaway reward poster. November 16, 1858

Runaway reward poster. November 16, 1858
File from Wikimedia, Public Domain. Originally from Flickr