This project provides online access to more than 2300 runaway slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840. Entering "woman" as a search term retrieves 289 records, and "girl" retrieves 97 records.
African American girls; African American women; Fugitive slaves; Slave children; Slaveholders; Women slaves
Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
African American women; Religion; Women slaves
United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
Highlights from the documents section include manumission documents and petitions for freedom; Joseph Barker’s “Negro Ledger Book” 1808-1811; and a marriage contract and other documents from the 17th century. Other highlights include Public...
African Americans; Schools; Slavery; Women; Women slaves; World War, 1939-1945
United States -- Delaware
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