Important Role of former Nazis in Eastern Germany." 

November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

The African Slave Trade: Cases from the Records of the U.S. District Courts in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Summary

This collection comprises a selection of cases from the Records of the U.S. District Courts in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina involving the issue of slave trade. 

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Date Range: 1798-1861
Content: 15,000 pages
Source Library: US National Archives

Description

The United States government has had a complicated, and often troubling, relationship with the institution of slavery. Though allowed to survive and even thrive long after the nation was established, federal laws were enacted which prevented the importation of new slaves from Africa and inflicted stiff penalties on those who attempted to do so. Many federal statutes regarding slavery focused mainly on the issue of new slaves brought into the country. This collection comprises a selection of cases from the Records of the U.S. District Courts in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

 

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