Slavery

Slavery in Connecticut

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut  by Horatio T. Strother (Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 1962)
NHR, South NPL R 974.6 STR

Constitution of a Society for Abolishing the Slave-Trade with Several Acts of the Legislatures of the States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode-Island, for that Purpose. Providence: Printed by John Carter, 1789.

The African Slave Trade a Discourse Delivered in the City of New-Haven, September 9, 1790, before the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom by James Dana, D.D. New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1791.

The Injustice and Impolicy of the Slave Trade, and of the Slavery of the Africans: Illustrated in a Sermon Preached Before the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom, and for the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage. At Their Annual Meeting in New Haven, September 15, 1791 by Jonathan Edwards, D.D. Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1791.

Memorials Presented to the Congress of the United States of America, by the Different Societies Instituted for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, &c. &c. In the States of Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Bailey, 1792.

An Oration, Spoken Before "The Connecticut Society, for the Promotion of Freedom and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Holden in Bondage." Convened in Hartford, on the 8th day of May, A.D. 1794 by Theodore Dwight. Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1794.

Minutes of the Proceedings of the Second Convention of Delegates from the Abolition Societies Established in Different Parts of the United States, Assembled at Philadelphia, on the Seventh Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Five, and Continued, by Adjournments, Until the Fourteenth Day of the Same Month, Inclusive. Philadelphia: Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Junr., 1795.

Address to the Public, by the Managers of the Colonization Society of Connecticut. New Haven: Printed by Treadway and Adams, 1828.

Third Annual Report of the Managers of the Colonization Society of the State of Connecticut: With an Appendix, May, 1830. New Haven: Printed by Baldwin and Treadway, 1830.

Sixth Annual Report of the Managers of the Colonization Society of the State of Connecticut, May, 1833. Hartford: Printed by Peter B. Gleason and Co, 1833.

Substance of an Address Delivered Before the Middletown Colonization Society, At Their Annual Meeting, July 4, 1835. By Willbur Fisk, D.D. President of the Wesleyan University. Middletown: Published by the Society; Printed by G.F. Olmsted, 1835.

Amos A. Phelps. Letter to Wife, Charlotte Phelps. From Norwalk. March 2, 1835.

Amos A. Phelps. Letter to Wife, Charlotte Phelps. From New York. March 6, 1835.

A Discourse on the Slavery Question. Delivered in the North Church, Hartford, Thursday Evening, Jan. 10, 1839 by Horace Bushnell. Second Edition. Hartford: Printed by Case, Tiffany & Co., 1839

Trial of the Prisoners of the Amistad on the Writ of Habeas Corpus, before the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Connecticut, at Hartford; Judges Thompson and Judson. September Term, 1839New York: Published and For Sale at 143 Nassau Street, 1839.

A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans On Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; With Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans; Also, An Account of the Trials Had on Their Case, Before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut. Compiled from Authentic Sources by John W. Barber. New Haven: Published by E.L. and J.W. Barber, 1840.

Speech of Mr. Dixon, of Connecticut, Against the Extension of Slave Territory. Delivered in the House of Representatives of the U.S., Feb. 9, 1847. Washington: J. & G.S. Gideon, 1847.

An Anti-Slavery Address, Delivered in the M.E. Church. Danielsonville, Conn., July 4th, 1849. By S.W. Coggeshall. West Killingly: E.B. Carter, Printer, 1849.

Minority Report, of a Committee of the General Association of Connecticut, on the Sin of Slavery. Presented, June 1849, at the Meeting of the Association, at Salisbury, Conn. By G.W. Perkins. Meriden, June 15, 1849.

Speech of Mr. C.M. Ingersoll, of Connecticut, Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 31, 1852, On the Democracy of Connecticut--The Slave Question. Washington: Congressional Globe Office, 1852.

National Slavery and National Responsibility. Speech of Hon. Francis Gillette, of Connecticut, in the Senate of the United States, February 23d, 1855. Washington, D.C.: Buell & Blanchard, 1855.

The Reasonableness of the Abolition of Slavery at the South, A Legitimate Inference from the Success of British Emancipation. An Address Delivered at Hartford, Conn., on the First of August, 1856 by J.W.C. Pennington, D.D. Hartford: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1856

To the People of Connecticut. "The Extension of Slavery." The Official Acts of Both Parties in Relation to This Question. 1856?

Troubles of the Country—Their Cause and Cure. Speech of Hon Sidney Dean, of Connecticut, in the House of Representatives, July 23, 1856, Against the Extension of Slavery into Territory Now Free. Washington, D.C.: Buell & Blanchard, 1856.

Life of James Mars, A Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut. Written by Himself. Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Company, 1865.

History of Slavery in Connecticut by Bernard C. Steiner. Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press, 1893. Norwalk History Room R 306.362 STE

Slavery in Connecticut by Robert Foster Weld. Published for the Tercentenary Commission by the Yale University Press, 1935.

Other Resources

First Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: Dorr & Butterfield, 1834.

Second Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: William Dorr, 1835. 

Third Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: William S. Dorr, 1836. up

Fourth Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: William S. Dorr, 1837. 

Fifth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: William S. Dorr, 1838. 

Sixth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: William S. Dorr, 1839. 

Annual Report, Presented to the American Anti-Slavery Society. New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1855.