Free and Enslaved in Early 19th-Century Georgetown: Mapping African-American Community Ties

Building on prior research commissioned by Tudor Place, a 2012-2013 project funded by the D.C. Humanities Council sheds new light on the lives of free and enslaved African-Americans in the early 1800s in Georgetown and the region, a period in which economic forces led to sales of many enslaved individuals. The research shows clearly how lives of the enslaved and their owners intertwined and sheds new light on human ownership and trade by the Peter family. It also maps Georgetown sites central to African-American community life.

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