African-American Resources for Tennessee

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The [[Tennessee_State_Library_and_Archives|Tennessee State Library and Archives]] in Nashville offers several free online research guides for tracing Tennessee African Americans in their collection:  
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The [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|Tennessee State Library and Archives]] in Nashville offers several free online research guides for tracing Tennessee African Americans in their collection:  
  
 
*[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/bibliographies/aa3.htm African American Collections of Note at TSLA]  
 
*[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/bibliographies/aa3.htm African American Collections of Note at TSLA]  
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Another great starting point is Afrigeneas's [http://afrigeneas.org/states/tn/ "African Ancestry in Tennessee."]  
 
Another great starting point is Afrigeneas's [http://afrigeneas.org/states/tn/ "African Ancestry in Tennessee."]  
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== Maps  ==
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Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map, based on the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, illustrating the distribution of slaves throughout Tennessee. It may be purchased for a small fee thorugh his [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm website]:
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*''Tennessee Slave Population As Reported in the 1860 Census''
  
 
== Records<br> ==
 
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The Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville offers several free online research guides for tracing Tennessee African Americans in their collection:

Another great starting point is Afrigeneas's "African Ancestry in Tennessee."

Maps

Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map, based on the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, illustrating the distribution of slaves throughout Tennessee. It may be purchased for a small fee thorugh his website:

  • Tennessee Slave Population As Reported in the 1860 Census

Records

History

  • "Negros in Tennessee" chapter 10 of the online book Tennessee: A Guide to the State. Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Tennessee. American Guide Series. (No Place: New Deal Network, 1996) Original published: Tennessee: State of Tennessee. Department of Conservation, Division of Information, 1939. This chapter provides a concise introduction to African Americans in Tennessee.
  • Patterson, C. Perry. The Negro in Tennessee, 1790-1865. Austin, Texas: The University of Texas, 1922. Free digitized copy.  Written in 1922, this book can be viewed as treating slavery without a degree of compassion and understanding, but it is valuable for its information about the slavery system and laws in Tennessee.
  • Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee, Editors Bobby L.Lovett and Linda T. Winn. Nashville, Tennessee: Annual Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History, 1996. This online publication contains short biographies of 70 members of the Tennessee General Assembly between 1873-1995.
  • Works Projects Administration. Slave Narratives - A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.Washington, 1941. Free digital copy.