Origins of This Site
Hi! My name is Mary Grady Bell and I am the author of this site. I have created this website to fulfill the requirements of an Honors Contract at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a sophomore at UNC double-majoring in Business Administration and United States History. I wanted to pursue a project exploring a less-common focus of North Carolina's past: slavery in the colonial period. While lots of research has been done on antebellum slavery, I have chosen to focus on colonial slavery because of its unique developments and because of its relation to HIST561: The American Colonial Experience.
I have done my best to compile interesting online information as well as make use of records from the North Carolina Collection housed in UNC's Wilson Library. I hope this website will serve as a quick summary for any interested in North Carolina history, or might help others researching this topic (all of my sources can be found in the "Works Cited" page).
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