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Slavery in The United States


The classroom display of the slave sale poster, bill of sale for a slave, and the Emancipation Proclamation provided in this Jackdaw will help your students understand the human tragedy of slavery and Lincoln’s efforts to halt the practice and save the Union. The historical documents dramatically show the consequences of slavery on slaves, their owners and our nation to your students. Historian: William C. Hine. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Slavery Comes to the Colonies
  • Slavery in the North
  • Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Slave’s Culture
  • The Slave’s Reaction to Slavery
  • Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Historical Documents
  • Newspapers and slavery: page 3 of the So. Carolina Gazette, Oct. 30, 1736; Page 1 of Camden (S.C.) Journal, Jan. 1, 1831.
  • Slave sale poster, 1835.
  • Bill of sale for a slave, 1838.
  • Ordinance to prohibit Slaves from carrying on any mechanic or handicraft trade, 1796.
  • A portion of the Georgia Slave Code, 1848.
  • Petition for payment for execution of slave by burning, 1802.
  • Petition to free a slave, ca. 1820, and a transcript.
  • Letter from a slave, 1838, and a transcript.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and a transcript.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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