Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A list of slave birth in Brooklyn 1799-1801

Want to do your own research on people born into slavery in Brooklyn? The Brooklyn Public Library can help:

these are the lists of slave births in Flatbush. They begin with the names of all slaveholders in Flatbush, and with the numbers of slaves owned--page after page with a businesslike formality that masks the human impact of the events.

For more see Slave births 1799-1801