Bill of sale
This document shows John Brown paid Philip Van Cortlandt for livestock and other property, including an unnamed enslaved boy.
Historic Hudson Valley.
Scene on a Cotton Plantation, Gathering Cotton
Enslaved men and women picked cotton on plantations in the South. Although there were no cotton plantations in the North, the men and women enslaved in the North labored on provisioning plantations to raise crops like rye and performed many other specialized tasks.
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General Ulysses S. Grant
Daniel Chester French (American, 1850–1931)
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A plan of the city of New York from an actual survey... (detail)
Francis Maerschalck, surveyor (American?, active 1752–1755)
This detailed map of Manhattan shows the burial ground outside the palisades that marked the northern border of the settlement at the time, the site now known at the African Burial Ground National Monument.
Produced by Historic Hudson Valley for People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North Interactive Documentary.
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