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Selected records of the Danish West Indies, 1672-1917 : essential records concerning slavery and emancipation; National Archives microfilm publication M1883, Record Group (RG) 55.

[Introduction and historical timeline compiled by Paul Rood]
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Danish
College Park, Maryland : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002
11 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives microfilm publications; M1883

Notes

"Most of the records...are not only in the Danish language, but are also handwritten in an antiquated Gothic script that only a comparatively small number of people in the world today can read." -- P. 2.

"On the 11 rolls of this microfilm publication, M1883, are reproduced the records most directly concerned with the institution of slavery and the emancipation of the slaves in the Virgin Islands during the period of Danish rule, 1672-1917." -- P. 1.

The United States purchased the islands in 1917 from Denmark.

Includes general records and records of censuses, plantation records, slave auctions, slave loans, royal blacks, 1848 slave revolt, and emancipation and beyond.

A table of contents is located at the beginning of each microfilm.

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