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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPhoto of a slave family on a plantation in Georgia
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

The Slave Experience: Family
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Original Documents The Family

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Photo of various historical documents
Bequest and Contract made by Virginia Slaves

Classified submitted by Samuel Dove from the COLORED TENNESSEAN
Letter from Sargry Brown to her husband
Letter from Maria Perkins to Richard Perkins
Letter from Ralph Seete to A.M. Gangener Esq.
Letters from Freedmen's Bureau Agent Thomas P. Jackson
Page from the diary of Michael Shiner

Excerpt from the NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF HENRY BIBB, AN AMERICAN SLAVE. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

Excerpt from TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE. NARRATIVE OF SOLOMON NORTHUP, A CITIZEN OF NEW YORK, KIDNAPPED

Excerpt from A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF CHARLES BALL, A BLACK MAN

Excerpt from INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL. WRITTEN BY HERSELF.
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