Slavery and the law in 18th and 19th century USA Online trial

We have trial access to ‘Slavery and the Law’, this online archive provides access to primary sources which document the realities of slavery at the grassroots level in Southern US society. The documents mainly consist of petitions on race and slavery submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867, as well as State Slavery Statutes, which provide a record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.

Access to Slavery and the Law is available off-campus until the 4 November.

Please provide any feedback you may have about how useful this e-resource is to Charlie Carpenter, Academic Liaison Librarian for History: c.a.carpenter@reading.ac.uk

Lindsay Warwick, E-resources Team