This page covers options for researching slavery in New York state including:
If you need help locating specific sources, ask on the the librarians assigned to th New York - Researching guide for assistance.
Resources marked with this open lock are open access. This means the items are free for anyone to use regardless of affiliation to Fordham.
Fordham has both secondary sources on this topic as well as primary sources in book format. If you have any questions about searching the library catalog, try the tutorial on the Finding Books page or chat live with a librarian through Ask a Librarian.
Searching the catalog by subject will allow you to browse some books on this topic. Copy and paste the Library of Congress Subject Headings below to search the catalog by subject:
Find as much background information as you can before trying to find the original text of a law. Helpful information includes:
Once background information is gathered, try searching in the resources on the Government & Historical Documents page (includes Dutch & Colonial records) as well as: