A letter to William Wilberforce … containing remarks on the reports of the Sierra Leone company, and African institution: with hints respecting the means by which an universal abolition of the slave trade might be carried into effect. By Robert Thorpe.

A Letter to William Wilberforce ... Containing Remarks on the Reports of the Sierra Leone Company, and African Institution: with Hints Respecting the Means by which an Universal Abolition of the Slave Trade might be Carried into Effect" is a pamphlet or document written by Robert Thorpe. William Wilberforce was a British politician and a [...]

An account of the colony of Sierra Leone from its first establishment in 1793 : extract from Report of Directors of Sierra Leone Company, read in London on 17th March, 1794

A document that provides details about the founding and early development of the colony of Sierra Leone. It appears to be an extract from a report presented by the Directors of the Sierra Leone Company in London on March 17, 1794. The Sierra Leone Company was a British organization established to oversee the colonization of [...]

Two voyages to Sierra Leone during the years 1791-2-3 : in a series of letters

Two Voyages to Sierra Leone during the Years 1791-2-3: In a Series of Letters" is a book written by Anna Maria Falconbridge. It comprises a collection of letters written by Falconbridge chronicling her experiences during two voyages to Sierra Leone in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793. Anna Maria Falconbridge was the wife of Alexander [...]

United States policy in Sierra Leone : hearing and public meeting before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, October 11, 2000.

The document you're referring to is a hearing and public meeting held by the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations in the United States Senate. The hearing took place during the One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, on October 11, 2000. The specific topic of discussion was "United States policy in [...]

Federal Records that Help Identify Former Enslaved People and Slave Holders

The National Archives and Records Administration, as the custodian of the permanently valuable records of the U.S. Federal Government, holds a wide variety of records that may help African Americans identify slave holders and ancestors who were enslaved before 1865. This presentation highlights some of those records. PUBLISHER: National Archives REQUIRES PAYMENT: No CLICK ICON [...]

Slavery Era Insurance Registry

"Insurance policies from the slavery era have been discovered in the archives of several insurance companies, documenting insurance coverage for slaveholders for damage to or death of their slaves, issued by a predecessor insurance firm. These documents provide the first evidence of ill-gotten profits from slavery, which profits in part capitalized insurers whose successors remain [...]

Black Family Research, Records of Post­Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives

This reference information paper describes three post–Civil War Federal agencies’ records housed at NARA in Washington, DC, and College Park, MD: the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company; and the Commissioners of Claims. Records of these agencies often provide considerable personal data about the African American family and [...]

Historical DNA Study Connects Living People to Enslaved and Free African Americans at Early Ironworks

Genetic analysis offers new way to reveal relationships, help restore ancestral histories DNA analysis of African Americans buried at an early U.S. iron forge reveals locations of their African and European ancestors and finds more than 40,000 living U.S. relatives. The study — led by Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, and 23andMe — is the [...]