Louisiana Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1836-1865

LSU Libraries has a free, searchable database, the Louisiana Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1836-1865 that will be helpful to family historians and genealogists researching descendants of slaves and/or slave owners.

The “collection is a comprehensive digital collection of advertisements and notices harvested from the newspapers digitized as part of the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project.¬† In these advertisements people from Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley demonstrate their agency and resistance against the institutions of slavery and indentured servitude.”

 

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