The topics explored here are meant to provide additional context on the experiences of enslaved people and the realities of life under America’s brutal system of chattel slavery. As researchers moved through this project and began to write narratives for individuals, common themes emerged, warranting further explanation. Each topic explored here directly connects to at least one person named in this project.  Further, these history articles also provide evidence dispelling misconceptions related to slavery. We hope that this page is a resource for readers researching slavery and related stories.

"Inspection and sale of a Negro" sketch
Slavery in North Carolina
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