Ship manifest detailing the transport of 92 enslaved persons
About the Project
Importing enslaved persons became illegal in the United States when the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807 took effect in 1808. In 1819, the Act was modified to define the importation of enslaved persons as "piracy," a crime that could carry a death penalty. This Ship’s manifest from 1833 describes ninety-two enslaved persons and claims that they were part of the domestic trade and did not come from Africa. Help us transcribe this manifest and shed light on the stories of not just the institution of slavery, but the individual men, women, and children who helped shape America.