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New Orleans native Gwendolyn Midlo Hall describes the work she’s done on the history and identity of slaves in Louisiana. After 15 years of painstaking archival research, her database of information on more than 8,000 slaves is now the largest such individual collection ever assembled. The CD-ROM of Hall’s "Databases for the Study of Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1699-1860" is available from Louisiana State University Press.
- Gwendolyn Midlo Hall historian who collected and assembled a CD-ROM database of over 100,000 slaves
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