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Studying Northern Slavery

Studying the history of Northern slavery can be challenging, as primary documents about enslaved people were almost always written from the perspective of their enslavers. Historians and artists discuss how and why they use research to piece together the lives and experiences of those who were enslaved.

Philipsburg Manor and Environs

Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Historic Hudson Valley.

Slave quarters at the Bush-Holley House

Although there are no records describing where enslaved people lived at the Bush-Holley House, a room above the kitchen at the historic site has been furnished to suggest a storage room and sleeping space for Candice, Patience, Jack, and Cull.

Courtesy of the Greenwich Historical Society.

Van Cortlandt Manor, Tenant House, and Environs

Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Historic Hudson Valley.

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