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Image for 1850 Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

1850 Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D0820

ISBN: 1585498203

Condition: 103 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 103 pp , Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These records were transcribed from National Archives microfilms of the Fairfax County, Virginia, and Loudoun County, Virginia, Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Second Series, Slave Population. Each page contains two columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, sex, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, blind, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names.103 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 103 pp ... View more info

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1850 Fauquier County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D0819

ISBN: 158549819X

Condition: 138 pages, 2003, index, 138 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These records were transcribed from National Archives microfilms of the Fauquier County, Virginia, Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Second Series, Slave Population. Each page contains two columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, sex, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, blind, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names. 138 pages, 2003, index, 138 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

1860 Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D0866

ISBN: 1585498661

Condition: 166 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These records were transcribed from the Loudoun County, Virginia Population Schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Slave Population. Each page contains six columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, gender, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names. 166 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Abstracts of Loudoun County, Virginia Register of Free Negroes, 1844-1861

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: D0616

ISBN: 1585496162

Condition: 236 pages, 6x9, (2000), 2010, 6x9, paper, index, 236 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


236 pages, 6x9, (2000), 2010, 6x9, paper, index, 236 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Cash For Blood: The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade

By: Ralph Clayton

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: C2235

ISBN: 0788422359

Condition: 704 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 704 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The demand for slave labor increased dramatically in the first decade of the 19th century due to the invention of the cotton gin and the consequent expansion of cotton plantations in the South. In 1808 it became illegal to import slaves from Africa, however Maryland and Virginia were experiencing a “superabundance” of slaves at this time and slave owners were faced with the options of renting, freeing, or selling their excess labor. Freed slaves gravitated to large cities, and by 1810, Baltimore, MD, had the largest free African American population anywhere in the US. Baltimore was... View more info

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The Most Dangerous Branch: Slavery, the Courts and the Constitution

By: Randall C. Young

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: Y3226

ISBN: 0788432265

Condition: 362 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 362 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A comprehensive history of the Federal jurisprudence of slavery, The Most Dangerous Branch offers a unique perspective on slavery as an American institution. This thorough review of all-but-forgotten pleas for freedom will challenge many popularly held beliefs about American history, including the meaning of the Constitution, the South's purported quest for states' rights, and the limits of modern judicial authority. It will also change how many people feel about the role of judges in our society. The early chapters of the book explain how the Founding Fathers wrestled with the idea of slavery... View more info

A Legal History of Slavery in the United States

By: Robert B. Shaw

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1991

Seller ID: S3393

ISBN: 0788433938

Condition: 306 pages, 5x8, 1991, 5x8, cloth, index, 306 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


This book aims to provide a comprehensive and coherent treatment of the laws of slavery. Terms and conditions of slavery were less uniform than is generally realized, and variant forms of servitude for many years and hereditary servants to the age of 30. Covers the slave trade, the fugitive slave controversy and the special status of slavery in the District of Columbia.306 pages, 5x8, 1991, 5x8, cloth, index, 306 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Seed of Sally Good'n: A Black Family of Arkansas, 1833-1953

By: Ruth Polk Patterson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1996 [©1985]

Seller ID: 108764

ISBN: 0-8131-0876-4

Condition: 208 pages, 6 x 9, illus, paperback, University of Kentucky Press


Spencer Polk was born of an African-Indian slave woman known as Sally, and her master, Taylor Polk, a descendant of one of America's first families and one of the earliest white settlers in the Arkansas Territory. A favored slave, Spencer Polk became a prosperous farmer and landowner in southwestern Arkansas and the founder of a numerous and energetic family. Since emancipation the family homestead he built on Muddy Fork Creek has housed succeeding generations and has drawn back those who sought their fortunes elsewhere.In this new paperback edition, Ruth Polk Patterson, a granddaughter of... View more info

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Twelve Years a Slave

By: Solomon Northup

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 411435

ISBN: 0486411435

Condition: 336 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, illus. Index., Dover Publications


336 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, illus. Index., Dover Publications View more info

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland

By: T. Stephen Whitman

Price: $15.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1997

Seller ID: 120047

ISBN: 0813120047

Condition: 256 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


A stereotypical image of manumission is that of a benign plantation owner freeing his slaves on his deathbed. But as Stephen Whitman demonstrates, the truth was far more complex, especially in border states where manumission was much more common. Whitman analyzes the economic and social history of Baltimore to show how the vigorous growth of the city required the exploitation of rural slaves. To prevent them from escaping and to spur higher production, owners entered into arrangements with their slaves, promising eventual freedom in return for many years' hard work.The Price of Freedom rev... View more info

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The Souls of Black Folk

By: W. E. B. Du Bois

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 280411

ISBN: 0486280411

Condition: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


In this founding work in the literature of black protest, first published in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963) eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy would only serve to perpetuate black oppression. Essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications View more info

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Against the Peace and Dignity of the State: North Carolina Laws Regarding Slaves, Free Persons of Color, and Indians

By: William L Byrd III

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: B2480

ISBN: 0788424807

Condition: 490 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 490 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The evolution of North Carolina's Slave Codes begins in 1669, and for the most part, ends in 1862. Nestled within those years, was an ever growing number of new laws enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly; the purpose of which was to control the great numbers of not-always-docile slaves in the Colony of North Carolina, and later, the State of North Carolina. There were insurrections, uprisings, and runaways; all of which were crushed in the end. Some slaves were treated fairly, and others were treated brutally. Slavery in the South was a perfect example of man's inhumanity to man. The ... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume One

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: B2182

ISBN: 0788421824

Condition: 224 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 224 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was established in 1670. It was originally a precinct in Albemarle County, and is bound by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Berti... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume Two

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B2460

ISBN: 0788424602

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was established in 1670. It was originally a precinct in Albemarle County, and is bound by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Berti... View more info

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North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records: Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1709-1789

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: B1963

ISBN: 0788419633

Condition: 238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Hyde and Beaufort Counties

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: B2029

ISBN: 0788420291

Condition: 330 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 330 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hyde Co., originally known as Wickham, is bound by Pamlico Sound and Beaufort, Washington, Tyrell, and Dare counties. Beaufort Co., originally known as Pamptecough, is bound by Craven, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt and Washington counties. Anyone researching this area will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. Interactions between Black and White are displayed on both legal and domestic levels, giving the reader a vivid account of life in the Antebellum South. Descendants of Mattamuskett and Hatteras Indians can also be found herein. Records are grouped by county and category,... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Burke, Lincoln, and Rowan Counties

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: B1530

ISBN: 0788415301

Condition: 290 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 290 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records." Researchers of Lincoln, Burke and Rowan County, North Carolina ancestors will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. " Included are an extensive array of civil and criminal actions pertaining to slaves and free persons of color. Interaction between all races is repres... View more info

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History of the Colored Race in America

By: Wm. T. Alexander

Price: $45.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1887)

Seller ID: A2296

ISBN: 0788422960

Condition: 646 pages, (1887), 2003, paper, index, 646 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Containing also their ancient and modern life in Africa, modes of living, employments, customs, habits, social life, etc. The origin and development of slavery in the Old World, and its introduction on the American continent; the slave trade; slavery, and its abolition in Europe and America. The Civil War, emancipation, education and advancement of the colored race, their civil and political rights. - Wm. T. Alexander. A sweeping history that moves across two continents and several hundred years with the purpose of educating 19th century African Americans about their past and encouraging them ... View more info