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INTERSTATE SLAVETRADE

Introduction:

How did forced migration of slaves influence lives in the 19th century?

Lesson Images

Crowe waiting for sale image

Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond. Eyre Crowe (1824–1910). 1861. Oil on canvas. Collection of Teresa Heinz.

Auction in Richmond image

Bourne, G. (1838). [Auction at Richmond]. Picture of slavery. Accession 04-0097-12. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Punishment for Love of Liberty image

American Anti-Slavery Society. (1835). [Slave being punished]. A punishment practiced in the United States for the crime of loving liberty. Accession 95-72997a. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Slave holding white baby image

Social life in the old South. (n.d.). [Slave holding a white child]. Accession A9-15747. Library of

Slave block image

Slavery. (n.d.). [Auction block]. Accession 42936, Slavery collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond Enquirer February 4, 1848

Negro hiring. (1848, February 4). The Richmond Enquirer, p. 3. (High Res)

Richmond Enquirer November 17, 1848

Land, negroes, &c., at auction. (1848, November 17). Richmond Enquirer, p. 1. (High Res)

New York Daily Tribute December 17, 1842

More than one hundred and fifty liberated slaves ready to embark for Liberia. (1842, December 17). The New York Daily Tribune, p. 1. (High Res)

Bill of Sale for Edmund

Hart, M. (1841, July 20). Bill of Sale. [Purchase of slave by Dr. N.W. Floyd]. (Call No. X-941). Lynchburg Museum System. Lynchburg, Virginia. (High Res)

Burnley Will

Burnley, A. (1844, January 10). Last Will and Testament. [Division of slaves]. (Louisa County, WB 11:138). Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia. (Transcription | High Res)

Permission to Join a Church

Lee, J.D. (1838, August 13). Letter. {Permission for slave to join a church]. Accession 42684, Personal Papers collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia. (Transcription | High Res)

Jones Narrative, p.1

Jones, L. (1937, February 12). Interview of former slave. In WPA Life History Collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia. (Transcription)

Jones Narrative, p.2

Jones, L. (1937, February 12). Interview of former slave. In WPA Life History Collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Jones Narrative, p.3

Jones, L. (1937, February 12). Interview of former slave. In WPA Life History Collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Jones Narrative, p.4

Jones, L. (1937, February 12). Interview of former slave. In WPA Life History Collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Standards Of Learning

USI.1, VUS.6, VUS.7

Historical Information:

Through evidentiary warrant, students will use historical documents to investigate the results of forced migration of slaves in the 19th century and develop their own theory of its impact. Suggestions are provided for various ways to teach this lesson and use of the available resources. Students will examine the resources and complete the accompanying 19th Century Interstate Slave Trade Analysis form.

Lesson Activities

Please refer to Forced Migration PowerPoint and the Teacher Guide in the handouts section for suggested activities.

Disclaimer:

Some of the content in this lesson has language that may be offensive. Teachers can prepare students to view documents with the offensive language in context or may choose to replace the offensive term with one deemed more appropriate for the class.

Lesson Handouts

Forced Migration PPT Power Point Handout (15 MB)

Forced Migraton lesson Student Analysis Form Word Document Handout (55 KB)

Teacher Guide Word Document Handout (281 KB)

Suggested Materials

Amato, M. (2012, November). Eyewitnessing and slavery. Common-Place, 13(1.5). Retrieved from

http://www.common-place.org/interim/reviews/amato.shtml

American Anti-Slavery Society. (1835). [Slave being punished]. A punishment practiced in the

United States for the crime of loving liberty. Accession 95-72997a. Library of Virginia.

Richmond, Virginia.

Bourne, G. (1838). [Auction at Richmond]. Picture of slavery. Accession 04-0097-12. Library of

Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Burnley, A. (1844, January 10). Last Will and Testament. [Division of slaves]. (Louisa County,

WB 11:138). Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Hart, M. (1841, July 20). Bill of Sale. [Purchase of slave by Dr. N.W. Floyd]. (Call No. X-941).

Lynchburg Museum System. Lynchburg, Virginia.

Jones, L. (1937, February 12). Interview of former slave. In WPA Life History Collections.

Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

Land, negroes, &c., at auction. (1848, November 17). Richmond Enquirer, p. 1.

Lee, J.D. (1838, August 13). Letter. {Permission for slave to join a church]. Accession 42684,

Personal Papers collections. Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

McInnis, M.D. (2011). Slaves waiting for sale: Abolitionist art and the American slave trade. Chicago: The

University of Chicago Press.

More than one hundred and fifty liberated slaves ready to embark for Liberia. (1842, December

17). The New York Daily Tribune, p. 1.

Negro hiring. (1848, February 4). The Richmond Enquirer, p. 3.

Slavery. (n.d.). [Auction block]. Accession 42936, Slavery collections. Library of Virginia.

Richmond, Virginia.

Social life in the old South. (n.d.). [Slave holding a white child]. Accession A9-15747. Library of

Virginia. Richmond, Virginia.

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