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History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Home

This guide compiles resources at UGA Libraries that document the role of slavery and enslaved people in the University of Georgia's development from its founding in 1785 through the end of the Civil War in 1865.

History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Home

Slavery is an integral part of the University of Georgia’s history. While the university itself did not own enslaved people, it did benefit from the institution of slavery by contributing to both the finances and the labor which founded and maintained the campus throughout the antebellum period.The tabs on this guide provide information on various sources on this topic at UGA Libraries and beyond.

LibGuide by Steve Armour, University Archivist

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Steve Armour
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Athens, GA 30602
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