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Enslavement and W&M

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  • Indentured servants

    Material in the Special Collections Research Center Abbot E. Smith Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary. (his book is included below) Virginia Gazette Index, 1736-1780: 2 volumes, call number AI21 .V5; copies are also available in Swem Library in Microforms…
  • Lemon (before 1779-1817)

    Lemon was a man enslaved by the College of William & Mary. He labored on the College's tobacco plantation beyond Emporia, the Nottoway Plantation, and was in December 1779 "retained for cleaning the College, & other necessary Purposes" when others the College enslaved were hired out to work…
  • Race Relations in Williamsburg

    Accounts of several race related incidents in Williamsburg from the early 1900s.
  • The College and Slavery

    William & Mary benefited from enslaved labor from its inception in 1693 until the Emancipation Proclamation made slavery illegal in the Confederate states in 1863. Recently, universities have more closely examined their historic connections to slavery.

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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.