Race and Slavery Petitions Project


  • Aug 16 2010 7:05 PM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.  Searchable database of petitions filed in Southern states asking for freedom for slaves.

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Race and Slavery Petitions Project presents more than two dozen legislative and county court petitions that were filed in southern states between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Tens of thousands of southerners petitioned their legislatures for redress of grievances during this time. These petitions show the complex nature of race and slavery.

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    Topics: History-Social Science, The Civil Rights Movement, The Civil War & Reconstruction, United States History