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Against the Peace and Dignity of the State: North Carolina Laws Regarding Slaves, Free Persons of Color, and Indians

By: William L Byrd III

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: B2480

ISBN: 0788424807

Condition: 490 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 490 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The evolution of North Carolina's Slave Codes begins in 1669, and for the most part, ends in 1862. Nestled within those years, was an ever growing number of new laws enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly; the purpose of which was to control the great numbers of not-always-docile slaves in the Colony of North Carolina, and later, the State of North Carolina. There were insurrections, uprisings, and runaways; all of which were crushed in the end. Some slaves were treated fairly, and others were treated brutally. Slavery in the South was a perfect example of man's inhumanity to man. The ... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Perquimans County

By: William L Byrd III

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: B3326

ISBN: 0788433261

Condition: 432 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 432 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color," and "Miscellaneous Records." Perquimans County, named after a local Indian Tribe, was formed in 1670 as part of a precinct of Albemarle County. It is bounded by Albemarle Sound, and the counties of Chowan, Ga... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Stokes and Yadkin Counties

By: William L Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: B1880

ISBN: 0788418807

Condition: 236 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, 236 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Attempt to transcribe the complete collection of original documents housed at the NC State Archives. Stokes Co. is bound by Rockingham, Forsyth, and Surry counties, and by the state of Virginia. Yadkin Co. was formed from Surry Co. in 1850, and is bound by Forsythe, Davie, Iredell, Wilkes and Surry counties. Records are grouped by county and category, including: Free Persons of Color, Civil Actions, Criminal Actions, Petition Exparte, Mortgage of Slaves, Sales of Slaves, Weapons Permits, Coroner's Records, Miscellaneous Records, Hiring of Slaves, and Patrol Records. 236 pages, 5.5x8.5, (20... View more info

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North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records: Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1709-1789

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: B1963

ISBN: 0788419633

Condition: 238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Villainy Often Goes Unpunished: Indian Records From The North Carolina General Assembly Sessions, 1675-1789

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002, 2003)

Seller ID: B2046

ISBN: 0788420461

Condition: 324 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002, 2003), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 324 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The General Assembly Sessions Records are comprised of a vast collection of manuscripts bulging with a wealth of historical documents. Many original documents in this collection are torn, faded, or unreadable, but they show quite clearly the plight of the Native American at that time. “The attempts by whites to control Indians by using cruel and violent methods is similar to the cruel treatment of the Moors by the Spaniards in seventeenth century Spain. Indian slavery was also not uncommon in North Carolina… The practice of enslaving Indians in ‘Just Wars,’ was endorse... View more info

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Bladen County, North Carolina, Tax Lists: 1768 through 1774, Volume I

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1998

Seller ID: B4250

ISBN: 966742508

Condition: 182 pages, 8.5x11, 1998, 8.5x11, paper, 182 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Bladen County was formed from New Hanover Precinct in 1734. At this time it existed as a precinct of Bath County. In 1800 and 1893, courthouse fires destroyed most of Bladen's court records and some of the land deeds. The devastation of Bladen County's records by these fires has created a void for historians and genealogist alike. These early tax lists provide information and insight into many of the early families that would have otherwise been lost to posterity. Several of the lists give the names of sons and servants and, in some cases, they list the names of other relatives. Many of the wi... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume One

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: B2182

ISBN: 0788421824

Condition: 224 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 224 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was established in 1670. It was originally a precinct in Albemarle County, and is bound by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Berti... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume Two

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B2460

ISBN: 0788424602

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was established in 1670. It was originally a precinct in Albemarle County, and is bound by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Berti... View more info

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In Full Force and Virtue: North Carolina Emancipation Records, 1713-1860

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $54.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: B1241

ISBN: 0788412418

Condition: 374 pages, 8.5x11, (1999), 2007, 8.5x11, paper, index, 374 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"There is a wealth of information abounding in the petitions wherein masters expostulate to the court the reasons for wishing to free their slaves. The petitions reveal relationships between diverse cultures and races, and many of them depict those relationships on an intimate level. Long obscure, these records have mostly remained out of reach of the general public. The purpose of this book is to...make them available to laymen and scholars alike." The sad plight of the slaves is brought to life by these recorded pleas for liberation. Transcriptions of individual petitions from the No... View more info

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Bladen County, North Carolina, Tax Lists: 1775 through 1789, Volume II

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: B1426

ISBN: 0788414267

Condition: 274 pages, 8.5x11, (2000), 2007, 8.5x11, paper, index, 274 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In 1800 and 1893, courthouse fires destroyed most of Bladen’s court records and some of the land deeds. The devastation of Bladen County’s records by these fires has created a void for historians and genealogists alike, which this volume aims to partially fill. The text consists of full transcriptions of loose papers which include wills, deeds, confiscation papers, oaths of allegiance and old tax lists. Slaves’ names abound and members of the Lumbee Indian tribe of North Carolina are listed variously as whites, mulattos and mixed bloods.274 pages, 8.5x11, (2000), 20... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Pasquotank County

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: B3284

ISBN: 0788432842

Condition: 460 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 460 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color," and "Miscellaneous Records." Pasquotank County, named after a local Indian Tribe, was formed in 1670 as a precinct of Albemarle County. It was bounded by Albemarle Sound and the counties of: Perquimans, Gates... View more info

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For So Long as the Sun and Moon Endure: Indian Records from the North Carolina General Assembly Sessions & Other Sources

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: B3588

ISBN: 0788435884

Condition: 332 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 332 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The records in this book were gleaned from papers found in the North Carolina State Archives, the University of North Carolina, and Duke University. Chapter One is comprised of records pertaining to the Tuscarora Indians of North Carolina and New York. The plight of the Tuscaroras has long been controversial in North Carolina. As late as 1911, members of the Tuscarora Nation of New York were inquiring about their land. Information and statements made by various parties in this book may shed light on this issue. Any person affiliated with or researching the Tuscarora Nation will want to add thi... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Hyde and Beaufort Counties

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: B2029

ISBN: 0788420291

Condition: 330 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 330 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hyde Co., originally known as Wickham, is bound by Pamlico Sound and Beaufort, Washington, Tyrell, and Dare counties. Beaufort Co., originally known as Pamptecough, is bound by Craven, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt and Washington counties. Anyone researching this area will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. Interactions between Black and White are displayed on both legal and domestic levels, giving the reader a vivid account of life in the Antebellum South. Descendants of Mattamuskett and Hatteras Indians can also be found herein. Records are grouped by county and category,... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Burke, Lincoln, and Rowan Counties

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: B1530

ISBN: 0788415301

Condition: 290 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 290 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records." Researchers of Lincoln, Burke and Rowan County, North Carolina ancestors will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. " Included are an extensive array of civil and criminal actions pertaining to slaves and free persons of color. Interaction between all races is repres... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves And Free Persons Of Color: McDowell County

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: B2289

ISBN: 0788422898

Condition: 344 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 344 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of “Slaves and Free Negroes,” “Slaves and Free Persons of Color” and “Miscellaneous Records.” McDowell County, established from Rutherford and Burke in 1842, was named for Colonel Joseph McDowell, and is bound by Burke, Rutherford, Henderson, Buncombe, Yancey, M... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves And Free Persons Of Color: Mecklenburg, Gaston, and Union

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: B1851

ISBN: 0788418513

Condition: 262 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, 262 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A table of cases for criminal and civil actions, a full name and subject index, and a glossary of legal terms augment this work. 262 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, 262 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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North Carolina Slaves And Free Persons Of Color: Iredell County

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: B2088

ISBN: 0788420887

Condition: 210 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, 210 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Iredell County, named in honor of James Iredell of Edenton, was established in 1789, and is bound by Rowan, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, Yadkin, and D... View more info