Barbados Slave Code – Huntington Version

Barbados Barbados Slave Code (1661) Huntington Library version  Introduction In progress. Notes: The signature of Humphrey Walrond is incorrect, and the handwriting seems to come from a later period.  In almost every respect it seems to correspond to the other 1667...

South Carolina Slave Laws (1690-1717)

South Carolina South Carolina Slave Laws (1690-1717)   Introduction In progress. Further Reading Sources Cite this page APAMLAHarvardVancouverChicagoIEEESlavery Law & Power in Early America and the British Empire (December 14, 2022) South Carolina Slave Laws...

Code Noir (1685)

code noir Code Noir (1685)   Introduction In progress. Further Reading Sources Cite this page APAMLAHarvardVancouverChicagoIEEESlavery Law & Power in Early America and the British Empire (September 23, 2022) Code Noir (1685). Retrieved from...

Jamaica Slave Code: Governing Slaves (1664)

Jamaica Jamaica Slave Code: Governing Slaves(1664) Based on the Barbados Slave Act, the Jamaica Assembly adopted its first slave law in 1664. The following is “An Act for the better ordering & Governing of Negro Slaves.”  Introduction During the...