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Re: How Did Free Blacks Live
In Response To: How Did Free Blacks Live ()

In Response To: How Did Free Blacks Lived During Slavery, etc..... (Joseph Evans)


There is a wonderful collection of books and other data online about both free and enslaved people in North Carolina at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's website "Documenting the American South" series. There articles about how these people lived and the laws passed concerning free persons of color and many of them are very eye-opening and fascinating. I have found information on some of my ancestors from some of the works that are a part of this collection which includes books, letters, diaries,inventories, minutes of various conventions during the 1800 and 1900's, all of which were contributed and made searchable by the UNC. The website is searchable by a Google search engine and I just did a search myself typing in "free persons of color" and got 389 hits. Each link has even more links to other available data to the same or similar subjects, this is a great collection that is free on the internet and I urge anyone doing research for ancestors in North Carolina, and even some other Southern States since they have quite a large collection about the entire South, to check out the website, it is really a wonderful resource.

Here is the link to the results I got for "free persons of color":

And here is the site's homepage:


Originally posted to Getting Started Forum
Re: How Did Free Blacks Lived During Slavery, etc. (views: 54)

Deloris Williams -- Friday, 5 November 2004, at 8:12 p.m.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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