This bibliography is designed to identify those sources which provide as complete a picture as possible of those issues relating to slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. References are listed chronologically in seven broad categories, in order to reflect the progression of the various issues, while bringing similar materials together. All materials in the bibliography may be found in either the collections of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center or the Library of Congress. As an aid to readers, location symbols are provided for entries. Those preceded by M are in the collections of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Location numbers are not provided for those periodicals and newspapers which can be located without them.



U.S. Congress. The debates and proceedings in the Congress of
     the United States; with an appendix, containing important state
     papers and public documents, and all the laws of a public nature;
     with a copious index . . . /First to/Eighteenth Congress. --first
     session: comprising the period from /March 3, 1789/ to May 27,
     1824, inclusive. Comp. from authentic materials. Washington,
     Gales and Seaton, 1834-56. 42v. J11.A5 R. R

_____Register of debates in Congress, comprising the leading
     debates and incidents of the second session of the Eighteenth
     Congress: /Dec. 6. 1824 to the first session of the Twenty-fifth
     Congress, Oct. 16, 1837/ together with an appendix, containing
     the most important state papers and public documents to which
     the session has given birth: to which are added, the laws enacted
     during the session, with a copious index to the whole...
     Washington, Gales and Seaton, 1825-37. 14v. in
     29. J11.R5 R. R.

_____The Congressional Globe... /23d Congress to the 42nd Congress, Dec. 2, 1833 to March 3, 1873/ Washington, Printed at the Globe office for the editors /etc./ 1834-73. 46v. in 111. J11.G5 R. R.

Most of the speeches and debates originated in the Congress and were never separately printed. These volumes should be consulted for the pertinent years to gather that body of information.


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