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New York Slavery

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08893 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1800 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "A Statement, Shewing the Aggregate Number of Persons in each of the Wards of the city of New York, and in each of the Counties in this State, including, however, no more than three-fifths of the whole number of slaves."


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Census, African American History, Slavery

Sub Era: The Early Republic