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Identification button used by Thomas Porter II

Manufactured by:
I. Nutting & Son, British, ca.1805 - 1840  Search this
Used by:
Thomas Porter II, British, 1790 - 1857  Search this
Medium:
pewter
Dimensions:
Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm), 3.9Grams
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, South America
Date:
ca. 1820
Topic:
African American  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.32.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.32.1

Identification button used by Thomas Porter II

Manufactured by:
I. Nutting & Son, British, ca.1805 - 1840  Search this
Used by:
Thomas Porter II, British, 1790 - 1857  Search this
Medium:
pewter
Dimensions:
Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm), 3.2Grams
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, South America
Date:
ca. 1820
Topic:
African American  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.32.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.32.2
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Identification button used by Thomas Porter II

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Thomas Porter II, British, 1790 - 1857  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm), 2.7Grams
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, South America
Date:
ca. 1820
Topic:
African American  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.32.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.32.3

Identification button used by Thomas Porter II

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Thomas Porter II, British, 1790 - 1857  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm), 2.8Grams
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, South America
Date:
ca. 1820
Topic:
African American  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.32.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.32.4

Identification button worn by enslaved persons on Golden Grove Plantation

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
David Baillie, British, 1786 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
pewter
Dimensions:
Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm), 4.4Grams
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, South America
Date:
1828-1834
Topic:
African American  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.32.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.32.5
Additional Online Media:

Slavery in the United States: a narrative of the life and adventures of Charles Ball, a black man ..

Author:
Ball, Charles 1781?-  Search this
Fisher, of Lewistown? Pa  Search this
Subject:
Ball, Charles 1781?-  Search this
Physical description:
517 p. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
South Carolina
Georgia
Date:
1969
1837
[1969]
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Call number:
E144 .B18 1969
E144.B18 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779

Ties that bind : the story of an Afro-Cherokee family in slavery and freedom / Tiya Miles

Author:
Miles, Tiya 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 306 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Date:
2005
C2005
19th century
Topic:
History  Search this
Mixed descent  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Indian slaves--History  Search this
African Americans--Mixed descent  Search this
African Americans--Kinship  Search this
Relations with Indians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749147

Slavery and rice culture in low country Georgia, 1750-1860 / Julia Floyd Smith

Author:
Smith, Julia Floyd 1914-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Date:
1985
C1985
1775-1865
Topic:
Slavery--Condition of slaves  Search this
Rice trade--History  Search this
Plantation life--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_311951

Slavery and freedom in Savannah / edited by Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry

Author:
Harris, Leslie M (Leslie Maria) 1965-  Search this
Berry, Daina Ramey  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 262 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Georgia
Savannah
Savannah (Ga.)
Date:
2014
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Antislavery movements--History  Search this
Slaves--Emancipation  Search this
Free African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063318

Slavery time when I was chillun down on marster's plantation; interviews with Georgia slaves. Edited by Ronald Killion and Charles Waller

Author:
Killion, Ronald G  Search this
Waller, Charles T  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 167 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Place:
Georgia
United States
Date:
1973
[c1973]
1775-1865
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E445.G3 K54X
E445.G3K54X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_88881

Domesticating slavery : the master class in Georgia and South Carolina, 1670-1837 / Jeffrey Robert Young

Author:
Young, Jeffrey Robert  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 336 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
South Carolina
Date:
1999
C1999
1775-1865
Topic:
Slaveholders--Attitudes--History  Search this
Slavery--Justification  Search this
Plantation life  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_589453

From slavery to agrarian capitalism in the cotton plantation South : central Georgia, 1800-1880 / by Joseph P. Reidy

Author:
Reidy, Joseph P (Joseph Patrick) 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 360 p.: ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Date:
1992
C1992
19th century
Topic:
Plantations--History  Search this
Agricultural laborers--History  Search this
African Americans--Economic conditions  Search this
Agriculture--Economic aspects--History  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Capitalism--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464448

Plain folk and gentry in a slave society : white liberty and black slavery in Augusta's hinterlands / J. William Harris

Author:
Harris, J. William 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 274 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Augusta Region
Augusta Region (Ga.)
Date:
1985
19th century
Topic:
Slavery--Public opinion  Search this
Slaveholders--Attitudes  Search this
Public opinion--History  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
E445.G3H37 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381850

Running a thousand miles for freedom, or, The escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery / William Craft and Ellen Craft

Title:
Escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery
Author:
Craft, William  Search this
Craft, Ellen  Search this
Subject:
Craft, William  Search this
Craft, Ellen  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Georgia
Date:
2004
1860
[2004]
Topic:
Fugitive slaves  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Slaves' writings, American  Search this
Call number:
E450 .C8 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826099

The Gullah : rice, slavery, and the Sierra Leone--American connection / Joseph A. Opala

Author:
Opala, Joseph A  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
South Carolina
Sierra Leone
Date:
1985
1987
[198-]
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Black Seminoles  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E185.93.S7 O61 1987
E185.93.S7O61 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332424

Fifty years in chains, or, The life of an American slave

Title:
Fifty years in chains
Life of an American slave
50 years in chains
Slavery in the United States
Author:
Ball, Charles 1781?-  Search this
Fisher  Search this
Physical description:
[4], [9]-430 pages ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
South Carolina
Georgia
Date:
1858
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Call number:
E444.B18 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066701

Fifty years in chains, or, The life of an American slave

Title:
Fifty years in chains
Life of an American slave
50 years in chains
Slavery in the United States
Author:
Ball, Charles 1781?-  Search this
Fisher  Search this
Physical description:
[4], [9]-430 pages ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
South Carolina
Georgia
Date:
1858
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Call number:
E444.B18 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143052

Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, 11 Feb 1812 - 4 Mar 1883  Search this
Medium:
Quarter-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Image/Plate: 10.5 x 8.2cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/4")
Case Open: 11.9 x 19.1 x 1.6cm (4 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1846
Topic:
Cased object  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Male  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Georgia  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Politics and Government\Governor\Georgia  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Georgia  Search this
Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Politics and Government\Confederate Vice President  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.97.210
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.210

Journal of a residence on a Georgian plantation in 1838-1839 / by Frances Anne Kemble ; edited, with an introd., by John A. Scott

Author:
Kemble, Fanny 1809-1893  Search this
Scott, John Anthony 1916-  Search this
Physical description:
lxx, 415, viii p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Date:
1961
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F290.K33 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_108389

The fledgling province : social and cultural life in colonial Georgia, 1733-1776 / by Harold E. Davis

Author:
Davis, Harold E. 1927-  Search this
Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 306 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Date:
1976
C1976
To 1775
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F289 .D24X
F289.D24X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_75320

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