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Enslavement and Sharecropping in Florida

Image: George Whitfield's list of enslaved people that he owned in Tallahassee, Florida, 1862.

"List of Negroes," January 1, 1862, Box 517, Folder 1, Whitfield Notebook, MSS 0-261, Florida State University Special Collections & Archives. Note: Image citation reflects the record-naming practices of the creator. 

Available in our digital library at: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_MSS_0261_B517_F001_I001.

What's in this guide?

This guide includes primary sources of enslavement and sharecropping created during the 19th and 20th centuries in Florida that can be found in FSU Special Collections and Archives. The goal of this guide is to aid both historical and genealogical research within the Tallahassee locale and surrounding counties. 

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