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Books: (Selective)

Bancroft, Frederic. 1996. Slave Trading in the Old South. Columbia S.C: University of South Carolina Press.

Berry, Diana Ramey. 2017. The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation. New York: Bacon Press.

Chadwick, Bruce. 2022. The Creole Rebellion: The Most Successful Slave Revolt in American History. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Clayton, Ralph. 2002. Cash for Blood: The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade. Bowie Md: Heritage Books. 

Finley, Alexandra J. 2020. An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women Work and America’s Domestic Slave Trade. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Forret, Jeff. 2020. Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Johnson, Walter. 2017. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. Cambridge: Belknap Press.

Johnson, Walter. 1999. Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market. Cambridge Mass: Harvard University Press.

Jones-Rogers Stephanie E. 2020. They Were Her Property: White Women As Slave Owners in the American South. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Luck, Patrick. 2022. Replanting a Slave Society: The Sugar and Cotton Revolutions in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 

McInnis, Maurie Dee. 2011. Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R. 2019. Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America’s Coastal Slave Trade. Cambridge United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Rothman Joshua D. 2003. Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families Across the Color Line in Virginia 1787-1861. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 

Rothman, Joshua D. 2021. The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America First ed. New York NY: Basic Books Hachette Book Group.

Schermerhorn, Calvin. 2011. Money Over Mastery Family Over Freedom: Slavery in the Antebellum Upper South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Schermerhorn, Calvin. 2015. The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism 1815-1860. New Haven CT: Yale University Press.

Tadman, Michael. 1996. Speculators and Slaves: Masters Traders and Slaves in the Old South. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 

Trammell Jack. 2012. The Richmond Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of the Old Dominion. Charleston: History Press.

Trent, Hank. 2017. The Secret Life of Bacon Tait a White Slave Trader Married to a Free Woman of Color. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Winter, Kari J. 2011. The American Dreams of John B. Prentis Slave Trader. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Zaborney, John J. 2012. Slaves for Hire: Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum Virginia. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Digitized Books, Records, etc:

Bernard Raux Slave Trade Papers, 1828-1836 (MS Am 790). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Survey of Federal Archives (U.S.). Ship Registers And Enrollments of New Orleans, Louisiana. University, Louisiana: Louisiana State University, 1941.  Vol 1 to 5. 

(Assist with information about ownership and descriptions of vessels)

United States. Civil service commission. [from old catalog], and United States. Bureau of the census. [from old catalog]. Official Register of the United States … Washington: U.S. Govt. print. off., 1816-1912  

(Assist with names of Custom officials in New Orleans and Norfolk)




Freedom on the Move

Digital Library on American Slavery by University of North Carolina: Greensboro

Contains: “North Carolina Runaway Slave Notices, 1750-1865”; “People Not Property: Slave Deeds”; and “Race and Slavery Petitions Project.”