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[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

Illus. in: De Bay, Americae...1590. Reference copy may be in E141.B88. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Plantation crops Sugar, LOT 4410A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Michaeli de Ruyter, batavorum, architalasso, invincibili, incomparabili ... / Romano de Hooghe auctore.

Michaeli de Ruyter, batavorum, architalasso, invincibili, incomparabil...

Print shows the body of Michiel de Ruyter lying on a bier in front of a memorial structure with two columns depicting scenes of naval victories. He is wearing a breastplate and is holding a sword and baton. Sev... more

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

Planter whipping slave tied to tree. Illus. in: Exquemelin, Histoire der Boecaniers...(1700), facing p. 29. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Slavery 1700. This record contains unverified, old data from capti... more

[Slave factories, or compounds, maintained by traders from four European nations on the Gulf of Guinea in what is now Nigeria] / N. Parr, sculp.

[Slave factories, or compounds, maintained by traders from four Europe...

Illus. in: A New and general collection of voyages / Thomas Astley. London, 1746, vol. 3, p. 64.

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more

Union, activity and freedom, or division, supineness and slavery. My dear Fellw Citizens In my address to you last night, in which I represented the dangerous consequences that would result to the inhabitants of this distressed colony, if you su

Union, activity and freedom, or division, supineness and slavery. My d...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 103, Folder 33.

[Title page of An argument in the case of James Sommersett ...]

[Title page of An argument in the case of James Sommersett ...]

Text in: Hargrave, Francis. An argument in the case of James Sommersett,... London : Printed for the author and sold by W. Otridge ..., 1772, title page. Published in: Slavery in the courtroom : an annotated bi... more

Boston, April 20th, 1773. Sir. The efforts made by the legislative of this province in their last session to free themselves from slavery gave us, who are in that deplorable state a high degree of satisfaction. We expect great things from men wh

Boston, April 20th, 1773. Sir. The efforts made by the legislative of ...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans.; Slavery. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 37, Folder 16.

To the inhabitants of New York. My dear friends and fellow citizens. At a time when slavery is clanking her infernal chains, and tyranny stands ready with goads and whips to enforce obedience to her despotic and cruel mandates .... [Signed] Plai

To the inhabitants of New York. My dear friends and fellow citizens. A...

Evans 13658.; On verso: 1774. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 107, Folder 14a.

In Provincial congress, Concord, April 12, 1775. Whereas the preservation of our country from slavery, depends under God on an effectual execution of the continental and provincial measures for that purpose. [Resolutions to secure compliance wit

In Provincial congress, Concord, April 12, 1775. Whereas the preservat...

Photographic copy.; Stamped on verso: Mss Division.; On verso: Ac. 373. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copie... more

Prospect Hill. Bunker’s Hill. I. Seven dollars a month. - - I. Three pence a day. II. Fresh provisions, and in plenty. - - II. Rotten salt pork. III. Health. - - - - III. The scurvy. IV. Freedom, ease, affluence and a good farm. IV. Slavery, beg

Prospect Hill. Bunker’s Hill. I. Seven dollars a month. - - I. Three p...

Propaganda hand bills.; Stamped on verso: 452. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collec... more

Address to the soldiers. Gentlemen. You are about to embark for America, to compel your fellow subjects there to submit to popery and slavery. It is the glory of the British soldier, that he is the defender, not the destroyer, of the civil and r

Address to the soldiers. Gentlemen. You are about to embark for Americ...

Stamped on verso: 452. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 38, Fold... more

U.S. Reports: Belt v. Dalby, 1 U.S. (1 Dall.) 167 (1786)

U.S. Reports: Belt v. Dalby, 1 U.S. (1 Dall.) 167 (1786)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 1; Dallas Volume 1; April Term, 1786; Belt versus Dalby

General mourning

General mourning

Print shows a well-dressed West Indian? couple with big smiles on their faces, in the background is a depressed man (a plantation owner?) holding a piece of paper on which is written "No more credit given by [?... more

An address to the public, from the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery, and the relief of free negroes, unlawfully held in bondage ... Signed by order of the Society, B. Franklin, President. Philadelphia, 9th of November,

An address to the public, from the Pennsylvania Society for promoting ...

Title.; Imprint 2.; Franklin, B.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 14... more

France. Britain. Freedom. Slavery

France. Britain. Freedom. Slavery

"A design in two compartments. On the left the triumph of Necker in a land of 'Freedom', in the other that of Pitt in a land of 'Slavery"..." (Source: George) [Gillray]. Price 2sh. This record contains unverifi... more

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Negro Betsey, 1 U.S. (1 Dall.) 469 (1789)

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Negro Betsey, 1 U.S. (1 Dall.) 469 (1789)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 1; Dallas Volume 1; September Term, 1789; Respublica versus Negro Betsey, et al.

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master

Illustration shows the reversal of roles for slaves and slave masters, with former slaves now in the role of the slave master. No known restrictions on publication. Forms part of British Cartoon Prints Collect... more

U.S. Reports: Cowperthwaite v. Jones, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 55 (1790)

U.S. Reports: Cowperthwaite v. Jones, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 55 (1790)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 2; Dallas Volume 2; August Term, 1790; Cowperthwaite, versus Jones, et. al.

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of the...

A British satire on an attempt by William Pitt and George Rose to transfer to excise law certain import duties; standing in opposition is Edward Thurlow. The central image shows Britannia, wrapped in a blanket ... more

Letter, Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker expressing his belief that blacks possess talents equal to those of "other colours of men," 30 August 1791

Letter, Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker expressing his belief th...

Reproduction number: A54 (color slide); LC-MSS-27748-21 (B&W negative) While serving as secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), one of Virginia's largest planters and slaveholders, wrote this 30 Augus... more

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human...

Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand. Title from item. Attributed to I. Cruikshank... more

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degrees

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degre...

Print shows George III sitting at a table with the Queen and two of his daughters, and the Queen's Keeper of the Robes, Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenbergen holding a bottle of "Brandy", discussing the use of suga... more

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Keppele, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 197 (1793)

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Keppele, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 197 (1793)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 2; Dallas Volume 2; January Term, 1793; Respublica versus Keppele

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Mulatto Bob, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 145 (1795)

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Mulatto Bob, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 145 (1795)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 4; Dallas Volume 4; September Term, 1795; Respublica versus Mulatto Bob.

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Richards, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 224 (1795)

U.S. Reports: Respublica v. Richards, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 224 (1795)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 2; Dallas Volume 2; April Term, 1795; Respublica versus Richards

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

William Wilberforce and Samuel Horsley, Bishop of Rochester, cavort with two black women in a well-furnished room. Wilberforce and a woman, wearing a print dress with her breasts exposed, sit on a couch smoking... more

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of cuts from the specimen-book of a single- type-foundry in this city. Most of the pictures are current at the South, and are even put by masters into the hands of the slaves ..

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of...

Anti-slavery.; Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 133, Folder 29.

U.S. Reports: Insurance Co. of Alex, v. Young, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 332 (1803)

U.S. Reports: Insurance Co. of Alex, v. Young, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 332 (...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 5; Cranch Volume 1; February Term, 1803; Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria, v. James Young

U.S. Reports: Adams v. Woods, 6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 336 (1805)

U.S. Reports: Adams v. Woods, 6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 336 (1805)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 6; Cranch Volume 2; February Term, 1805; Adams, qui tam, v. Woods

U.S. Reports: Scott v. Negro London, 7 U.S. (3 Cranch) 324 (1806)

U.S. Reports: Scott v. Negro London, 7 U.S. (3 Cranch) 324 (1806)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 7; Cranch Volume 3; February Term, 1806; Scott v. Negro London

U.S. Reports: Conframp v. Bunel, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 419 (1806)

U.S. Reports: Conframp v. Bunel, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 419 (1806)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 4; Dallas Volume 4; April Term, 1806; Conframp et al. versus Bunel

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

Illus. in: The penitential tyrant / Thomas Branagan. New-York: Printed by Samuel Wood, no. 362, Pearl-street, 1807. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

U.S. Reports: Ramsay v. Lee, 8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 401 (1808)

U.S. Reports: Ramsay v. Lee, 8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 401 (1808)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 8; Cranch Volume 4; February Term, 1808; Ramsay v. Lee

U.S. Reports: Spiers v. Willison, 8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 398 (1808)

U.S. Reports: Spiers v. Willison, 8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 398 (1808)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 8; Cranch Volume 4; February Term, 1808; Spiers v. Willison

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Drawing shows a white man (Buckra) reading the pass of Maroons (runaway slaves) on a road. Title from item. Unpublished finding aid, Drawings of Jamaica by William Berryman, available in LC Prints & Photographs... more

U.S. Reports: Auld v. Norwood, 9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 361 (1809)

U.S. Reports: Auld v. Norwood, 9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 361 (1809)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 9; Cranch Volume 5; February Term, 1809; Auld v. Norwood

U.S. Reports: Brent v. Chapman, 9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 358 (1809)

U.S. Reports: Brent v. Chapman, 9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 358 (1809)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 9; Cranch Volume 5; February Term, 1809; Brent v. Chapman

U.S. Reports: Pierce v. Turner, 9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 154 (1809)

U.S. Reports: Pierce v. Turner, 9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 154 (1809)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 9; Cranch Volume 5; February Term, 1809; Pierce v. Turner

The last act of slavery arrived. The new embargo law ...... (No. 6) [Jan. 9, 1809].

The last act of slavery arrived. The new embargo law ...... (No. 6) [J...

Lower right hand corner wanting. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 227, Folder 25.

U.S. Reports: Amiable Lucy v. The U.S., 10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 330 (1810)

U.S. Reports: Amiable Lucy v. The U.S., 10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 330 (1810)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 10; Cranch Volume 6; February Term, 1810; The Brigantine Amiable Lucy v. The United States

U.S. Reports: Scott v. Ben, 10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 3 (1810)

U.S. Reports: Scott v. Ben, 10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 3 (1810)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 10; Cranch Volume 6; February Term, 1810; Scott v. Negro Ben

U.S. Reports: Hezekiah Wood v. John Davis and others, 11 U.S. (7 Cranch) 271 (1812)

U.S. Reports: Hezekiah Wood v. John Davis and others, 11 U.S. (7 Cranc...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 11; Cranch Volume 7; February Term, 1813; Hezekiah Wood v. John Davis and others

U.S. Reports: Mima Queen and Child, petitioners for freedom, v. Hepburn, 11 U.S. (7 Cranch) 290 (1813)

U.S. Reports: Mima Queen and Child, petitioners for freedom, v. Hepbur...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 11; Cranch Volume 7; February Term, 1813; Mima Queen and Child, petitioners for freedom, v. Hepburn

U.S. Reports: Brig Caroline, William Broadfoot, Claimant, v. United States, 11 U.S. (7 Cranch) 496 (1813)

U.S. Reports: Brig Caroline, William Broadfoot, Claimant, v. United St...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 11; Cranch Volume 7; February Term, 1813; Brig Caroline v. United States

U.S. Reports: Gettings v. Burch's Administratix, 13 U.S. (9 Cranch) 372 (1815)

U.S. Reports: Gettings v. Burch's Administratix, 13 U.S. (9 Cranch) 37...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 13; Cranch Volume 9; February Term, 1815; Gettings v. Burch's Administratix

U.S. Reports: Brig Alerta, and Cargo v. Blas Moran, 13 U.S. (9 Cranch) 359 (1815)

U.S. Reports: Brig Alerta, and Cargo v. Blas Moran, 13 U.S. (9 Cranch)...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 13; Cranch Volume 9; February Term, 1815; Brig Alerta, and Cargo, (Brosquet, Claimant,) v. Blas Moran, Libellant, The

A Lady going to visit

A Lady going to visit

Illustration showing slaves carrying woman in sedan chair across street. Illus. in: Travels in Brazil / Henry Koster. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816, pl. opposite p. 188.

A Planter and his wife on a journey

A Planter and his wife on a journey

Illustration showing two slaves carrying woman in sedan chair, slave woman with baggage on head, and planter riding horse on country road..

U.S. Reports: Henry v. Ball, 14 U.S. (1 Wheat.) 1 (1816)

U.S. Reports: Henry v. Ball, 14 U.S. (1 Wheat.) 1 (1816)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 14; Wheaton Volume 1; February Term, 1816; Negress Sally Henry, by William Henry, her father and next friend, v. Ball

U.S. Reports: Beverly v. Brooke, 15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 100 (1817)

U.S. Reports: Beverly v. Brooke, 15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 100 (1817)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 15; Wheaton Volume 2; February Term, 1817; Beverly v. Brooke

[Cuts] Bobalition of slavery. [Boston 1819].

[Cuts] Bobalition of slavery. [Boston 1819].

Slavery.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 52, Folder 13.

Reply to Bobalition of slavery. [Cuts] Dialogue between Scipio and Cato, and Sambo and Phillis, occasioned by reading the account of Bobalition proceedings, as detailed in a letter from Cesar Gobbo, to his friend Marco Mushy, residing in the cou

Reply to Bobalition of slavery. [Cuts] Dialogue between Scipio and Cat...

Imprint 2.; Slavery. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 52, Folder 13a.

Reply to bobalition of slavery

Reply to bobalition of slavery

One of several racist parodies of black American illiteracy, dialect, and manners issued in Boston at various times between 1819 and 1832. Others in the series are "Grand Bobalition or Great Annibersary Fussibl... more

U.S. Reports: Marshall v. Beverley, 18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 313 (1820)

U.S. Reports: Marshall v. Beverley, 18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 313 (1820)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 18; Wheaton Volume 5; February Term, 1820; Marshall v. P. R. Beverley.

U.S. Reports: The Josefa Segunda, 18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 338 (1820)

U.S. Reports: The Josefa Segunda, 18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 338 (1820)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 18; Wheaton Volume 5; February Term, 1820; The Josefa Segunda, Carricabura et al. Claimants.

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) The illustration shows a black militia troop marching from left to right. The ... more

U.S. Reports: The Emily and the Caroline., 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 381 (1824)

U.S. Reports: The Emily and the Caroline., 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 381 (182...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 22; Wheaton Volume 9; February Term, 1824; The Emily and The Caroline, Broadfoot, Claimant.

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by Edwd. Finden.

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by...

Includes view of Count Maurice's gate near slave market. Illus. in: Journal of a voyage to Brazil, and residence there, during part of the years 1821, 1822, 1823 / Maria Graham. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, O... more

U.S. Reports: The St. Jago de Cuba., 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 409 (1824)

U.S. Reports: The St. Jago de Cuba., 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 409 (1824)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 22; Wheaton Volume 9; February Term, 1824; The St. Jago de Cuba. Vinente, and others, Claimants.

The mode of flogging slaves

The mode of flogging slaves

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Note on shelflist card: Brit. XIXc. "as described in Bickell's "West Indies as they are", page 13" text after title. Plate mark indistinguishable.

U.S. Reports: Plattsburgh, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 133 (1825)

U.S. Reports: Plattsburgh, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 133 (1825)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 23; Wheaton Volume 10; February Term, 1825; Plattsburgh. Marino, Claimant, The

U.S. Reports: Antelope, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 66 (1825)

U.S. Reports: Antelope, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 66 (1825)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 23; Wheaton Volume 10; February Term, 1825; Antelope. The Vice-Counsuls of Spain and Portugal, Libellants, The

U.S. Reports: Josefa Segunda, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 312 (1825)

U.S. Reports: Josefa Segunda, 23 U.S. (10 Wheat.) 312 (1825)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 23; Wheaton Volume 10; February Term, 1825; Josefa Segunda. Roberts and others, Claimants, The

Title page of a pamphlet: A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States, without Danger or Loss to the Citizens of the South (Baltimore: Benj. Lundy, 1825)

Title page of a pamphlet: A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery ...

Illus. in: A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States, without Danger or Loss to the Citizens of the South (Baltimore: Benj. Lundy, 1825), title page. Reference copy may be in LCQJ, Spring... more

Grand celebrashun ob de bobalition ob African slaver!!!

Grand celebrashun ob de bobalition ob African slaver!!!

Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) This one is facetiously dated "Uly 14, 1825, 6 month and little more beside," ... more

U.S. Reports: Shelby v. Guy., 24 U.S. (11 Wheat.) 361 (1826)

U.S. Reports: Shelby v. Guy., 24 U.S. (11 Wheat.) 361 (1826)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 24; Wheaton Volume 11; February Term, 1826; Shelby and Others, Executors of Shelby, Plaintiffs in Error, against Guy, Defendant in Error.

U.S. Reports: The Antelope., 24 U.S. (11 Wheat.) 413 (1826)

U.S. Reports: The Antelope., 24 U.S. (11 Wheat.) 413 (1826)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 24; Wheaton Volume 11; February Term, 1826; The Antelope. The Vice Consuls of Spain and Portugal, Libellants.

U.S. Reports: Williamson v. Daniel., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 568 (1827)

U.S. Reports: Williamson v. Daniel., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 568 (1827)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 25; Wheaton Volume 12; January Term, 1827; Williamson and Others, Appellants, against Daniel and Others, Respondents.

U.S. Reports: U. States v. Gooding., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 460 (1827)

U.S. Reports: U. States v. Gooding., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 460 (1827)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 25; Wheaton Volume 12; January Term, 1827; The United States against Gooding.

U.S. Reports: Mason v. Matilda., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 590 (1827)

U.S. Reports: Mason v. Matilda., 25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 590 (1827)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 25; Wheaton Volume 12; January Term, 1827; Mason and Another, Plaintiffs in Error, against Matilda and Others, Defendants in Error.

U.S. Reports: Horsburg vs. Baker et al., 26 U.S. (1 Pet.) 232 (1828)

U.S. Reports: Horsburg vs. Baker et al., 26 U.S. (1 Pet.) 232 (1828)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 26; Peters Volume 1; January Term, 1828; Junius K. Horsburg, Devisee of James Henderson, Appellant, vs. Martin Baker and Hannah His Wife, Francis Clark, Robet Boyce, and Peter M... more

U.S. Reports: The Governor of Georgia vs. Juan Madrazo., 26 U.S. (1 Pet.) 110 (1828)

U.S. Reports: The Governor of Georgia vs. Juan Madrazo., 26 U.S. (1 Pe...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 26; Peters Volume 1; January Term, 1828; Sundry African Slaves, The Governor of Georgia, Claimant, Appellant, vs. Juan Madrazo. The Governor of Georgia, Appellant, vs. Sundry Af... more

U.S. Reports: Le Grand vs. Darnall, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 664 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Le Grand vs. Darnall, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 664 (1829)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; Claudius F. Le Grand, Appellant vs. Nicholas Darnall, Appellee

U.S. Reports: Boyce vs. Anderson, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 150 (1829)

U.S. Reports: Boyce vs. Anderson, 27 U.S. (2 Pet.) 150 (1829)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 27; Peters Volume 2; January Term, 1829; Robert Boyce, Plaintiff in Error vs. Paul Anderson, Defendant in Error

United States slave trade, 1830

United States slave trade, 1830

An abolitionist print possibly engraved in 1830, but undocumented aside from the letterpress text which appears on an accompanying sheet. The text reads: "United States' slave trade, 1830. The Copper Plate from... more

United States' slave trade, 1830

United States' slave trade, 1830

Page of text describing an engraving that shows Black people in chains and shackles with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

U.S. Reports: Menard vs. Aspasia, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 505 (1831)

U.S. Reports: Menard vs. Aspasia, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 505 (1831)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 30; Peters Volume 5; January Term, 1831; Pierre Menard, Plaintiff in Error vs. Aspasia, Defendant in Error

U.S. Reports: Greenleaf's Lessee v. Birth, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 302 (1832)

U.S. Reports: Greenleaf's Lessee v. Birth, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 302 (1832)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 31; Peters Volume 6; January Term, 1832; James Greenleaf's Lessee, Plaintiff in Error v. James Birth, Defendant in Error

U.S. Reports: United States v. Quincy, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 445 (1832)

U.S. Reports: United States v. Quincy, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 445 (1832)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 31; Peters Volume 6; January Term, 1832; United States v. John D. Quincy, The

Slavery. Freedom

Slavery. Freedom

"Two contrasted scenes divided by a huge cask in which stands, full-face, an obese and repulsive preacher with a heavy jowl, pig's eyes, and a thatch of hair over a low forehead..." (Source: George) This record... more

Bobalition of slavery

Bobalition of slavery

Another in the series of "bobalition" broadsides, marking the July 14 celebration of the anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. (See no. 1819-2). The text, facetiously dated "Uly 14teenth 18 hundred ... more

But soon as approaching the land,

But soon as approaching the land,

Print shows a British slave owner with two slaves kneeling before him whom he was about to whip; Britannia appears with the radiant glow of a goddess, causing the man to drop his whip. Includes four lines from ... more

U.S. Reports: Estho et al. v. Lear, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 130 (1833)

U.S. Reports: Estho et al. v. Lear, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 130 (1833)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 32; Peters Volume 7; January Term, 1833; Hyppolitus Joseph Augustine Estho et al. v. Benjamin L. Lear, Administrator or Thaddeus Kosciuszko

U.S. Reports: Scott v. Lunt's Administrator, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 596 (1833)

U.S. Reports: Scott v. Lunt's Administrator, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 596 (183...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 32; Peters Volume 7; January Term, 1833; Richard M. Scott, Plaintiff in Error v. Ezra Lunt's Administrator

Colonization. A Card. The Rev. R. H. Breckenridge, the profundity of whose wit has enabled him to make the discoverry, that "the members of the Anti-Slavery societies hate slavery so much that they hate those who hold their fellow-men in boyage

Colonization. A Card. The Rev. R. H. Breckenridge, the profundity of w...

Anti-slavery societies. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 230, Folder 17.

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull delt. ; Archer & Boilly sc.

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull...

Print shows British and American soldiers in hand-to-hand combat during the Battle of Bunker Hill; among the soldiers depicted are Major General Joseph Warren, Captain Thomas Gardner, Major Andrew McClary, Colo... more

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

African American children serving food to a white family. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 91. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-2.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. ...

Illustrations showing men in chains (possibly fugitives or slaves) outside a tobacco shop; blind street singer; woman vendor selling food to men. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 18... more

Ladies whipping girls

Ladies whipping girls

A white woman whipping a slave girl. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 109. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.
U.S. Reports: McCutchen et al v. Marshall et al, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 220 (1834)

U.S. Reports: McCutchen et al v. Marshall et al, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 220 ...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 33; Peters Volume 8; January Term, 1834; James McCutchen and others, Appellants v. James Marshall and others

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Portrait of a West African prince known as Ibrahima, Prince of Slaves, and Abdu-l-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori. He was captured as a war prisoner and became a slave in the United States for 40 years. He was freed in... more

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par un temps de pluie ; Transport de tuiles / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par ...

Illustrations showing black fugitives wearing iron collars as punishment, two blacks wearing rain garments, and two slaves carrying tiles on their heads. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, d... more

U.S. Reports: Lee v. Lee, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 44 (1834)

U.S. Reports: Lee v. Lee, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 44 (1834)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 33; Peters Volume 8; January Term, 1834; Samuel Lee and Barbara Lee, Plaintiffs in Error v. Elizabeth Lee

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. d...

Illustration showing faces of black women slaves from various tribes reflecting different styles of dress and adornment. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831 ... / pa... more

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