Slaves and the Courts

"The reader, perhaps, will inquire what good was gained by all. . . ."Daniel Drayton


The selection of items for this collection was guided by Slavery in the Courtroom, an annotated bibliography by Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1985).

The National Digital Library Law Library Team members Randolf M. Wells (project coordinator), David S. Brooks, and Andrew J. Cook Jr. appreciate the cooperation and efforts of the following Library of Congress staff who contributed their time and talents in ways large and small:

From the Law Library Public Services Division: Robert Gee (Chief), James Martin, and David Rabasca.

From the Law Library Collections Services Office: Mark Strattner.

From the Law Library Research and Reference Support Unit: Donald De Glopper.

From the Law Library Cataloging Team: Margaret C. Loewinger, Linda C. Pachoca, and Herbert A. Weinryb.

From the Anglo-American Acquisitions Division: Michael Albin.

From the Conservation Division: Mary Wootton and Alan Haley.

From the Information Technology Services Division: David Woodward and Tom McCready.

From the Office of the General Counsel: Emily Vartanian.

From the Rare Book Reading Room: Clark W. Evans, Tracy Arcaro, Thomas Athridge, Tamika Epperson, and Brett Umlauf.

From the Automation Planning and Liaison Office: Andrew H. Lisowski.

From the Library Services Division: Andrea Matles Savada.

From the National Digital Library Program: Martha Anderson, Caroline Arms, Emily Lind Baker, Danna Bell-Russel, Beth Davis-Brown, Nancy Eichacker, Kate Foster, Tamara Swora-Gober, Jurretta Jordan Heckscher, Joel Kaufman, Elizabeth Madden, Steven McCollum, Christopher Pohlhaus, John Pull, Glenn Ricci, Ariel Rosenblum, Melissa Smith-Levine, Barak Stussman.

Thank you to the staff of Systems Integration Group, Inc. for their expertise in the production of digital files and oversight of text conversion.

National Digital Library Program
Library of Congress
Spring 2002

Slaves and the Courts