PRIMARY AND SECONDARY REFERENCES 

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TRANS-ATLANTIC HUMAN TRADE 

In  Cockspur Island, Georgia   

Cockspur Island, Georgia by the Book

The extensive history of the Middle Passage in and around Cockspur Island is well documented in literature. The selected texts in the following section add color to the history of enslavement in Georgia. Beyond facts and figures, these texts include personal narratives on the daily lives, culture, labor, and geographic migrations of enslaved people in the region. Additionally, these texts also shed light on the politics that affected the lives of enslaved people and, in some cases, created circumstances that made their freedom possible.

COCKSPUR ISLAND IN PRINT

In this section, you will find primary newspaper resources regarding the transport of enslaved people into and around Cockspur Island, Georgia from 1796-1798. These newspaper excerpts include the arrival of vessels containing enslaved captives, announcements of the sale of enslaved people, and rewards for escaped enslaved people.

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