North Carolina Slaves, 1826-1865

North Carolina Slaves, 1826-1865 : Articles and Advertisements in the Greensborough Patriot Newspaper

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Contained within this publication are complete transcriptions of advertisements and articles mostly about Afro-American slaves, as well as indentured servants, and free people of color. These items were published in the Greensborough Patriot newspaper (Greensboro, North Carolina) from 1826 to 1865. Though composed through slave owners' perspective, these news items nevertheless provide a glimpse into the lives of slaves. Useful data such as the names of slaves, detailed physical descriptions, and names of immediate family members; skills the slaves' possessed as well as the names of previous owners are often provided. Thus, the information gleaned within this volume will prove extremely valuable for individuals tracing their Afro-American ancestry and for scholars of North Carolina history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.1mm | 653.17g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508585180
  • 9781508585183

About Bradley R Foley

Bradley R. Foley is a librarian at the Randolph County Public Library and editor of the Guilford Genealogist. A native of Madison, North Carolina, Foley earned degrees from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is an award-winning author of several non-fiction books and articles covering various topics of American history. Foley currently resides in Summerfield with his wife and two children.show more