Texas Slave Cases

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A document composed of brief descriptions of all cases in Texas where the enslaved served as plaintiffs, victims, property, or criminal defendants. The list was compiled by a criminal defense attorney who wanted to help historians with their research into legal cases involving enslaved people in Texas. The court cases are categorized in sections listed in the Table of Contents on page 2: Slaves under Spanish and Mexican Law, Freeing Slaves, Free Negroes of African Descent who Sold Themselves, Contracting with or Buying from Slaves, Testimony of Slaves, Losing Slaves, Stealing and Enticing Slaves, Loaning Slaves, Miscellaneous Prosecutions, Value of … continued below

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Hampton, Keith S. 2018-08~.

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A document composed of brief descriptions of all cases in Texas where the enslaved served as plaintiffs, victims, property, or criminal defendants. The list was compiled by a criminal defense attorney who wanted to help historians with their research into legal cases involving enslaved people in Texas. The court cases are categorized in sections listed in the Table of Contents on page 2: Slaves under Spanish and Mexican Law, Freeing Slaves, Free Negroes of African Descent who Sold Themselves, Contracting with or Buying from Slaves, Testimony of Slaves, Losing Slaves, Stealing and Enticing Slaves, Loaning Slaves, Miscellaneous Prosecutions, Value of Slaves, Slaves as Gifts, Defective or Worthless Slaves, Title to Slaves, Other Property Disputes, When Civil War Began, Slavery Ended, and Confederate Money.

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  • Preferred Citation: Texas Slave Cases (AR0945), University of North Texas Special Collections

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Hampton, Keith S. Texas Slave Cases, paper, 2018-08~; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1816163/: accessed June 22, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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