Project Overview

Runaway advertisements and Enslaved database

Faculty Sponsor

Graham Hodges (


Africana and Latin American Studies


Supervised research into new databases at, an on-line server for over 613,000 documents including runaway advertisments, sales notices, court decisions, wills, etc. 
Research wil be especially pointed at western territories and states in colonial and early national periods. Researchers wil learn about the lived experiences of enslaved and free African Americans and the business of slavery/capitalism.  

Student Qualifications

entry-level American history at Coigate

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

10 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021

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