New Database on Slavery in HeinOnline

HeinOnline has added a new database and Law Library subscribers can access it for free – many from off-site! Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law is a large, comprehensive collection of legal material on slavery from the United States. HeinOnline has this to say:

This [database] includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Our cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. To give one example, as late as 1901 Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had to decide if a man, both of whose parents had been slaves, could be the legitimate heir of his father, because under southern law, slaves could never be legally married.

What's Included:

  • More than 1,650 titles
  • More than 9,000 volumes
  • More than 1,000,000 pages
  • Slavery Statutes
  • Judicial Cases
  • UNC Press Publications

And more!


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