Texas History and Antebellum Slavery
The Africanist Presence in the Colony and Republic of Texas
Students of the fall English 6339 Graduate Seminar in Early African-American Research and Technology
Slavery in the Pre- and Post-Republic Periods
This section highlights documents located in various Special Collections, archives, and historic sites in Texas that relate directly to the sale of slaves in the state.
This section highlights the music that was composed addressing issues related to slavery in Texas. It mainly focuses on the Yellow Rose of Texas legend and its connection to the ballad of the same name. It also features the handwritten manuscript of the song "No Slave Beneath the Starry Sky" written by a Union soldier who served as a lieutenant a black regiment.
This section focuses on various legal documents related to the valuation, upkeep, or legal status of slaves in Texas. Of particular note is the "Recall Petition" of Lorenzo Sherwood, a Texas legislator who was ejected from the state senate for being an outspoken abolitionist.
This section contins letters from inhabitants of Texas who owned slaves. The letters in this section all contain mention of those human beings who were owned by these early Texas settlers and founders of the Republic and state.