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Legal Documents Concerning Slavery Collection

Author:
Maynard, Thomas  Search this
Donor:
Clark, Julie  Search this
Clark, Julie  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Bills of sale
Deeds
Land titles
Slave bills of sale
Manuscripts
Manumission, deeds of
Place:
Maryland
Date:
undated
1710-1865
Summary:
A collection of a variety of legal documents that relate to slavery and African-Americans.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mainly of a wide vareity of court and legal documents such as, bills of sale, warrants, a manumission document, a certificate of free birth, and documents concerning debt, property, and legal obligations. The documents originated in four states: Alabama, the Carolina colony, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. They span the greatest portion of the era of slavery within what is now the United States. Most of the documents are from Lawrence County, Alabama and may have at one time been created or used as evidence in either an orphans court or civil court case. The documents are arranged in one series in chronological order.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 1 series:

Series 1: Legal Documents Concerning Slavery, 1710-1865, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Up until the Emancipation Proclamation and the subsequent victory of the Union forces in the Civil War, slaves were considered chattel, property that could be bought and sold. Slaves were a commodity that could be attached for non-payment of debt, used as collateral, given as bequests in a will, and were considered assets of a deceased's estate. As such, they engendered legal battles and the need for a variety of legal documents asserting one's freedom or manumission.
Provenance:
Bill of Sale of "one Negro girl named Nancy, about three years old, from Thomas Maynard to John Stephen Hale, for the sum of 30 pounds, Frederick County, Maryland, June 13, 1796." 2002 acquisition: "Receipt for a slave named Wilson", January 19, 1863, and two carte-de-visite portraits: W.B. Mitchell, July 1880, and Pleasant A. Mitchell, undated. Gifts of Julie Clark, 2008 addendum.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Branding (Punishment)  Search this
Fugitive slaves  Search this
Slaves -- Emancipation  Search this
Slave trade -- Maryland  Search this
Slaveholders -- Maryland  Search this
Slavery -- United States -- Maryland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Bills of sale
Deeds
Land titles
Slave bills of sale
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Manumission, deeds of
Citation:
Legal Documents Concerning Slavery Collection, 1710-1865, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0786
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Legal Documents Concerning Slavery Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0786
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Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Martin-Felton, Zora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 video recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Zora Martin-Felton leads educational program for children. Beginning with a map of the world, Martin-Felton tells the children a story about the history of black people. They talk about the transatlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States while adding pictures to a flannel, or felt, board. Demonstration on mixing crushed stones, dirt, flower petals, paprika, mustard, and other materials with egg yolks to create pigments used for paintings.
Education Program. Poor sound quality. Part of ACM Education Department Programs Audiovisual Records 1967-2008. Transcribed from physical asset: Demos - Anacostia Museum, Flannel Board - Africa Slavery, Paint Demo. Dated 19740323.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Children  Search this
Museums  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Education  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Blacks -- History  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Education Program: Slavery Discussion and Pigment Demonstration, Record Group 09-007.7, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003261
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref1572

United States Department of Interior - "American Slavery: Widening Perspectives on Museum Interpretation" - Images, 2012 (includes electronic records)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 12/17/2015 Memorandum, Milhoan to Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-094, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director, Administrative Records
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-094-refidd1e5017

Days of Jubilee : the end of slavery in the United States / Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Author:
McKissack, Pat 1944-  Search this
McKissack, Fredrick  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 134 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Sources
History
Juvenile works
Jugendbuch
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
To 1863
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Slaves--Emancipation  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775483

Collection of William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator, 1831-1833

Editor:
Knapp, Isaac, 1804-1843  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (3 Boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newspapers
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
1831-1833
Summary:
This collection contains issues of William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper The Liberator dating from 1831-1833, including the inaugural issue.
Biographical/Historical note:
Prior to the Civil War, William Lloyd Garrison (1805--1879) was the one of the most prominent abolitionists in the country. Garrison and Isaac Knapp founded the American abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator. Garrison was a pivotal force in both the New England and American Anti-Slavery societies. "I am in earnest-- will not equivocate-- will not excuse-- will not retreat a single inch--and I will be heard!" he proclaimed in 1831, in the first issue of The Liberator. One of the first opponents of slavery to demand complete and immediate freedom for African Americans, Garrison published The Liberator for over 35 years, finally ceasing publication with the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Abolitionists -- United States  Search this
Antislavery movements -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers -- 19th century
Citation:
Collection of William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.10-012.2
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-10-012-2

MS 2000-48 Bill of sale for a slave

Creator:
Cobb, R. T.  Search this
Lafloore, Forbus  Search this
Johnson, William M.  Search this
Wotten, W. H.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (framed document )
Culture:
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
bulk 1859
Scope and Contents:
Bill of sale for a slave, Lily, sold by R. J. Cobb to Forbus Lafloore, a Choctaw Chief's brother. The bill is dated 19 February 1859 and signed by William M. Johnson, W. H. Wotten, and R. J. Cobb.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2000-48
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2000-48, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2000-48
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2000-48

19th century African-American Literature Collection

Names:
African Methodist Episcopal Church  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Knights of Pythias  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((30 books))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1800 - circa 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Formatted Contents note:
Life and times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself -- Duplicate copy of the souvenir from the Afro-American league of Tennessee to Hon. James M. Ashley of Ohio... -- Myrtilla Miner, a memoir -- A narrative of the life and travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince -- A list of patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790... -- Comly's spelling and reading book -- Poems written during the progress of the abolition question in the United States... -- The Black phalanx -- Progress of a race; or, the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American Negro from the bondage of slavery... -- Africa and America; addresses and discourses -- A discourse, delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe -- An apology for African Methodism -- History of the Knights of Pythias -- The college of life; or, practical self-educator, a manual of self-improvement for the colored race... -- The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a slave and as a freeman -- Behind the scenes -- The story of Archer Alexander from slavery to freedom, March 30, 1863 -- From slave cabin to pulpit: the autobiography of Rev. Peter Randolph -- Uncle Tom's story of his life from 1789-1877 -- Poems on various subjects, religious and moral -- Men of mark: eminent, progressive and rising -- [Tax ledger] -- A memorial discourse by Rev. Henry Highland Grant -- My recollections of African M.E. Ministers -- William Lloyd Garrison: the abolitionist -- Annals of the First African church in the United States of America... -- How to get and keep churches out of debt... -- Code and the discipline of the African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church -- History of the First African Baptist Church -- An autobiography: the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the colored evangelist.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
Slaves  Search this
American poetry -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
19th century African-American literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-107
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-107

Slavery, freedom & culture among early American workers / Graham Russell Hodges

Title:
Slavery, freedom & culture
Slavery, freedom and culture among early American workers
Author:
Hodges, Graham Russell 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 185 p. : map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York Region
Date:
1998
C1998
18th century
19th century
1775-1865
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Working class--History  Search this
Labor--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560985

Juneteenth : a day to celebrate freedom from slavery / Angela Leeper

Author:
Leeper, Angela  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Texas
Galveston
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Juneteenth  Search this
Slaves--Emancipation  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
African Americans--Anniversaries, etc  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011426

Laurence E. Potter Book Collection

Extent:
17.1 Linear feet ((123 books))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1885-1969
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1885-1969, contains 123 books written by or concerning African-Americans and African-American history. The books are a mix of fiction and non-fiction; several volumes of the journal American Heritage are also present.
Biographical/Historical note:
Laurence E. Potter (1917-1998) was an American economist and civil rights activist who was involved in a number of community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He was actively engaged in the efforts to desegregate the National Theater in the 1940s and worked for several decades with the Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Formatted Contents note:
The Negro almanac, 1967 -- Black Genesis -- The magic island -- Black majesty, the life of Christophe, king of Haiti [2 copies] -- Tales of land of death: Igbo folktales -- To make a poet black -- God's trombones; seven Negro sermons in verse -- Uncle Tom's children, five long stories -- Native son [4 copies] -- Welcum hinges -- Wakaima and the clay man and other African folktales -- Black laughter -- Scarlet sister Mary [2 copies] -- Nigger heaven [2 copies] -- Lost morning... [2 copies] -- Bright skin [3 copies] -- The grass is singing -- The peculiar institution: slavery in the ante-bellum South -- The African slave trace, precolonial history 1450 to 1850 -- Polished ebony -- The Negro family in Chicago -- Tell me, Josephine -- Flight-- Twenty-two years of freedom -- Playtime in Dixie -- American Heritage: the magazine of history -- Nigeria in costume -- Before the Mayflower: a history of Black America [2 copies] -- Goodbye to Uncle Tom -- Stars fell on Alabama [2 copies] -- Marching blacks, an interpretive history of the rise of the black common man -- South of freedom -- Black Hamlet -- Folowing the color line: American Negro citizenship in the progressive era -- The impending crisis, 1848 - 1861 -- Lincoln and his party in the secession crisis -- The autobiography of an ex-coloured man -- Little Mr. Thimblefinger -- The classic slave narratives -- Uncle Tom's cabin; or, life among the lowly -- Neighbor Jackson -- Black majesty -- In the land of Jim Crow -- Black boy, a record of childhood and youth [3 copies] --A man called White, the autobiography of Walter White -- The power of black -- And then we heard the thunder -- The book of Negro folklore -- Shop and class at Tuskegee... -- Soul clap and hands sing -- The mark of oppression; explorations in the personality of the American Negro -- Black April [3 copies] -- Black Muslims in America -- Porgy [2 copies] -- Mamba's daughters [6 copies] -- Peter Ashley -- The road to Canaan -- The making of a statesman -- Brown Americans, the story of a tenth of the nation -- Daughter of strangers -- Jim Crow America -- The Negro family in the United States -- Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes; the long road to equality -- Dusk of dawn; an essay toward an autobiography of a race concept -- What the Negro thinks -- Tell me how long the train's been gone -- John Henry [3 copies] -- uncle Remus and his friends: old plantation stories, songs and ballads -- Uncle Remus returns -- Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings; the folk-lore of the old plantation -- Faubus' folly; the story of segregation -- The uncalled -- Manchild in the promised land -- Black like me -- Desegregation and the law; the meaning and effect of the school segregation cases -- Message to the Black man in America -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass -- Nat Turner's slave rebellion: together with the full text of the so-called "confessions" of Nat Turner -- Black ivory, being the story of Ralph Rudd... -- Mandingo -- The black sun -- Falconhurst fancy -- Drum [3 copies] -- The Southern temper -- Green winter -- The myth of the Negro past -- Readings from Negro authors, for schools and colleges, with a bibliography of Negro literature -- Free Joe, and other Georgian sketches -- From slavery to freedom; a history of American Negroes.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
American literature -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African Americans -- Religion  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
African Americans -- Fiction  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Laurence E. Potter book collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGurk.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-106
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-106

Collection on Frederick Douglass materials

Names:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
1.27 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Cartes-de-visite
Portraits
Books
Photographic prints
Lithographs
Albumen prints
Date:
circa 1850 - 1871
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1850-1971, contains materials relating to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It includes 3 books (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, LIfe and Times of Frederick Douglass, and My Bondage and My Freedom), a carte-de-visite, various portraits of Douglass, including an etching and lithograph, clippings from Harper's Weekly and the Evening Star, and photographs of Douglass in various settings, including one of Douglass in Key West with members of the Santo Domingo mission.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Douglass (1818--895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction. In 1871, President Grant appointed Douglass secretary to a diplomatic mission charged with investigating the desirability of annexing the Caribbean nation of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) as a United States territory.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Cartes-de-visite
Portraits
Books
Photographic prints
Lithographs
Albumen prints
Citation:
Collection on Frederick Douglass, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-046
See more items in:
Collection on Frederick Douglass materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-046
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Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials

Names:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
1.63 Linear feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Visiting cards
Speeches
Newspapers
Booklets
Photographs
Pamphlets
Date:
circa 1859 - 1894
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1859-1894, contains materials relating to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It includes several of his speeches reproduced in booklets and pamphlets, a visiting card, a portrait bearing his autograph, and 28 issues of Douglass'Monthly, which ran from 1858 to 1863.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 3 series. Series 1:Douglass' Monthly newspaper 2:Booklets 3: Other Materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Antislavery movements -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visiting cards
Speeches
Newspapers
Booklets
Photographs
Pamphlets
Newspapers -- 19th century
Citation:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-112
See more items in:
Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-112
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Harlem Renaissance Literature Collection

Extent:
3.4 Linear Feet ((37 books) (1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1901-1940
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1901-1940, contains 37 books from African-American authors associated with the Harlem Renaissance. These materials were purchased in support of the exhibit "The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties" which was held at the Anacostia Community Museum from September 1985--December 1986.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and artistic movement that reached its zenith during the 1920s. It was centered around the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Harlem in New York City and grew out of changes that had taken place in the African-American community since the end of slavery, including the Great Migration and World War I. The visual and literary art that emerged from this era encompassed a wide variety of cultural elements and styles, but was characterized by some common themes, including racial pride, the influence of the experience of slavery, and the effects of institutional racism.
Formatted Contents note:
From the heart of a folk; a book of songs -- The poet and other poems -- Plantation echoes; a collection of original Negro dialect poems -- The forged note : a romance of the darker races -- The Negro family in Chicago -- The book of American Negro spirituals [2 copies] -- Shakespeare in Harlem -- The Negro family in the United States -- Old fashioned Black fo'ks -- The weary blues -- Selected poems -- Seeking the best; dedicated to the Negro youth -- Native son -- Rope and faggot: a biography of Judge Lynch -- The fire in the flint -- Saint Peter relates an incident of the resurrection day -- Porgy; a play in four acts -- The voice of the Negro -- Flight [2 copies] -- Up from slavery; an autobiography -- Negro drawings -- Plays and pageants from the life of the Negro -- The green pastures -- The blacker the berry -- Tropic death -- Darkwater: voices from within the veil -- The Black Christ and other poems -- Copper sun -- Fine clothes to the Jew -- Tell my horse -- Une vie de toutes les couleurs -- Cordially yours ... a collection of original short stories and essays by America's leading authors -- Banjo, a story without a plot -- The Negro and his songs; a study of typical Negro songs in the South -- Color.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans in literature  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
American literature -- African American authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Harlem Renaissance literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-108
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-108

An eyewitness history of slavery in America : from Colonial times to the Civil War / Dorothy Schneider and Carl J. Schneider

Author:
Schneider, Dorothy  Search this
Schneider, Carl J  Search this
Physical description:
v, 458 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Slavery--History  Search this
Call number:
E441 .S34 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_684119

Modern reform examined, or, The union of north and south on the subject of slavery / by Joseph C. Stiles

Author:
Stiles, Joseph C (Joseph Clay) 1795-1875  Search this
Physical description:
310 p. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1858
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Slavery and the church--Presbyterian Church  Search this
Call number:
E449 .S852 1858
E449.S852 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_291310

Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection

Names:
American Colonization Society  Search this
Cheeseman, Joseph James, 1843-1896  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Linear feet ((1 box) (4 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Correspondence
Lithographs
Signatures (names)
Place:
Liberia
Date:
circa 1862-1895
bulk 1884-1889
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1812-1895 and measures .06 linear feet, is comprised of correspondence from Liberian elected officials and diplomats, and other individuals involved in the American Colonization Society. The primary recipient of these letters is Benjamin W. Austin, an American autograph collector and historian. The collection also includes a lithograph image of Joseph James Cheeseman, the president of Liberia from 1892 until his death in 1896; a collection of autograph cards bearing the signatures of other members of the Liberian government; and a newspaper clipping of an article on the American Colonization Society.
Scope amd Contents note:
The collection which dates from 1862 to 1895, bulk dates 1880-1889, documents an artificial grouping of letters, visiting cards, and articles that address the personalities of various early government officials of what was then the Republic of Liberia. Of particular interest are the series for letters addressed to Rev. Ben W. Austin who was at one time the secretary of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society in Sioux City and later, the secretary of the Trinity Historical Society in Dallas, Texas. There is also an interesting letter from Joseph J. Roberts, the first President of Liberia.
Arrangement note:
The papers are arranged into two series. Folders are arranged alphabetically within series, while documents are organized chronologically.

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Printed Material
Biographical/Historical note:
The roots of the country of Liberia can be traced to the American Colonization Society. The society was instrumental in the founding of the colony of Liberia in 1821. Controversial even at its beginnings, it advocated the removal of free people of color from the United States, where they suffered restrictive legislative rights, to Africa. It was thought in Africa, African Americans would enjoy freedoms that would always be denied to them by free whites in the Americas.

Originally begun as a colony of the United States, Liberia was governed by white agents until the appointment of Joseph Jenkins Roberts in 1842. In 1847 Liberia's legislative body voted to declare independence from the United States and elected Roberts as the first President.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Correspondence from the Republic of Liberia collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Correspondence
Lithographs
Signatures (names)
Citation:
Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-049
See more items in:
Benjamin W. Austin Liberian Autograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-049
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No man can hinder me : the journey from slavery to emancipation through song / Velma Maia Thomas

Author:
Thomas, Velma Maia  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
African Americans--History and criticism  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)--History and criticism  Search this
Slavery--Songs and music--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678235

Thomas Evance Receipt Book

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Evance, Thomas, -1777  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Receipts
Date:
1753-1775
Scope and Contents:
A book of receipts for payments made by Thomas Evance to various individuals for purchases and payment of debts.

Items listed include:

A Mahogany Bedstead

A dark Bay Horse

64 1/2 l (?) Loaf Sugar

House Rent

Rum

Mahogany Table and Silver punch ladle

Hams and Sugar

Citron and lot of Books

33 Barrels Rice

Breeches pattern and 6 pair cotton hose

Cutt Bob Wigg

Riding chair

3 Cord wood for Building a Brick Chimney

29 lbs. rice

2 lbs. pitch

Bag Herrings

Black horse

Roan horse

Madeira

One Ton Coal

For freight of 32,000 shingles

For wages due [me as] overseer to [his] plantation at Santee

For Two Negro's [sic] sent up this year

For Paving [his] yard- finding Bricks

4 Windsor chairs

For a fence between him (Thomas Evance) and Mr. Porcher

For one years hire -as overseer to his (Thomas Evance) plantation at Wambaw.

(?S.C.)

For one year's Gazette

For 50 Bushels corn

For freight and 2 passages to Santee for 2 barrels Old Antigua Rum
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Evance Evance was a merchant in Charles Town, South Carolina. He cited the Papers of Henry Laurens, 2:212n., as the source of the information.
Restrictions:
The collection is too fragile for viewing; contact Archives Center staff for details.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plantations  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Receipts -- 18th century
Citation:
Thomas Evance Receipt Book, 1754-1774, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0289
See more items in:
Thomas Evance Receipt Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0289

A slaveholders' union : slavery, politics, and the constitution in the early American Republic / George William Van Cleve

Author:
Van Cleve, George 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
391 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
18th century
19th century
Revolution, 1775-1783
1783-1815
Topic:
Slavery--History  Search this
Slavery--Political aspects  Search this
Slavery--Law and legislation--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_992175

Sites of slavery : citizenship and racial democracy in the post-civil rights imagination / Salamishah Margaret Tillet

Author:
Tillet, Salamishah  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
C2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
African Americans--Political activity  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Memory--Social aspects  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002853

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