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Primary Sources

Providence Abolition Society's Book, August 21, 1789 . On microfilm at Rhode Island Historical Society in Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series A, Part 1, Reel 19, no. 658.

Providence Abolition Society's Book, November 17, 1789. On microfilm at Rhode Island Historical Society in Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series A, Part 1, Reel 19, no. 660.

Providence Abolition Society's Book, November 18, 1791. On microfilm at Rhode Island Historical Society in Papers of the American Slave Trade, Series A, Part 1, Reel 19, no. 665.

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Secondary Sources

Indentured Servitude:

Steinfeld, Robert J., The Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Slavery and the American Revolution:

Sweet, John Wood, Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), Chapter 5.

Quarles, Benjamin, The Negro in the American Revolution, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961).

Slavery and the Slave Trade in New England:

Coughtry, Jay. Rhode Island and the African Slave Trade, 1700-1807 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981).

Melish, Joanne Pope, Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).

Sweet, John Wood, Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003)..

Zilversmit, Arthur, The First Emancipation: The Abolition of Slavery in the North  (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1967).