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Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Library Card Required

Brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, as well as materials on free African-Americans in the colonies and the U.S. before 1870. Included are every statute passed by every state and colony, all federal statutes, all reported state and federal cases on slavery, and hundreds of books and pamphlets on the subject.

All Branch LibrariesSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Government and Law, Law, History, History of Africa, United States History, African American Studies
<p>This is an online resource free to all who register. The New York Public Library has registered for access to its cardholders. If you do not have an NYPL library card and would like to access this resource, you can register with the provider here:</p>