The Growth of Slavery Historical Documents

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Photographs

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Scurlock, Addison
Henry P. Slaughter
Scurlock Studios. 15 October 1934.
Courtesy Scurlock Studio Records, Archive Center, National Museum of American History.
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Photographs.

Reports

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"$200 Reward!" [Facsimile]
14 February 1853
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 39. Folder 15.

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"Correspondence between settlers in Georgia and the Trustees of the Colony, 1738-1739"
The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia. Candler, Allen D., editor. Atlanta. Franklin Printing and Publishing Company. 1904. 422-423.

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Cartoon
"I'm Glad I'm Not in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!"
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 46. Folder 6.

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"Negroes for Sale" [Facsimile]
28 October 1859
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 39. Folder 18.

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Harden, William, ed.
"Oglethorpe's Treaty with the Lower Creek Indians"
Georgia Historial Quarterly. Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1920)
Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

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Cartoon
"Oh Massa Jeff you is a big thing on ice!"
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 46. Folder 10.

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Candler, Allen D., editor.
"Slavery"
Cyclopedia of Georgia. Atlanta, State Historical Association. 1906. Pages 305-306.

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"The latest contraband of war."
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 46. Folder 9.

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Poem
"This is the Cotton that Tom Pickt"
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 39. Folder 42.

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Tower, Philo [Rev.]
[Slavery in Savannah]
Slavery Unmasked: Being a Truthful Narrative of a Three Year's Residence and Journeying in Eleven Southern States: to Which is Added the Invasion of Kansas, Including the Last Chapter of Her Wrongs. E. Darrow and Brother. Rochester. 1856.
Courtesy of Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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Bill of sale and manumission papers for 3 slaves - Hamilton, George, and Hiram
13 August 1854
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 59.

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Bill of sale, 12 slaves
16 April 1846
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 44.

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Legal Document
Bill of sale, Negro girl, Billindo
15 April 1758
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 2.

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Bill of sale, Negro men, Jackson and John
19 April 1834
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 26.

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Bill of sale, Negro man, Wilkins
11 March 1847
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 47.

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Bill of sale, Negro woman, Lucinda
20 October 1829
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 24.

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Bond for three slaves - Peter, Joel, David
2 January 1855
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 64.

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Legal Document
Manumission paper for Negro woman, Esther
14 August 1793
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 8.

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Sale of property to free woman and free man of color
5 August 1845
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 38. Folder 42.

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Variations of Fort Monroe cartoon, printed on envelope
Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Henry P. Slaughter Collection. Box 46. Folders 1, 2, and 3.