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The Price to Purchase Your Own Freedom from Slavery

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Resources to explore the limitations of freedom for “free” African-Americans before slavery was abolished.

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23 Mar 2017

Joy and Tragedy in the Life of a Plantation Belle

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The life and times of a “plantation belle” in the mid-19th century American South.

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28 Mar 2016

From Punishment to Literacy: Slaves on a Southern Plantation

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The Cocke Family Papers document the lives of John Hartwell Cocke’s slaves and former slaves in their own words.

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01 Feb 2016

Stand Watie: The First Lone Ranger

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The last Confederate general to surrender the last Confederate army was General Stand Watie; not a citizen of the Confederacy, but of the Cherokee Nation.

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22 Jun 2015

Digital Histories of Slavery: AHA 2015 Recap

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The American Historical Association (AHA) recently kicked off the New Year at the organization's 129th annual meeting in New York.

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15 Jan 2015

Library Journal calls Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915 "extraordinary, necessary historical resources"

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Review of Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records, Part 1, module 6 of ProQuest History Vault, and the closely related module 4, Slavery and the Law.

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18 Sep 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

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