The Xavier University of New Orleans, the only black Catholic institute of higher education in the United States, possesses in its library a substantial collection of manuscripts relating to the North American slave trade during the period 1724 – 1897, including important documents from New Orleans dating from 1803 to early Reconstruction.

The Heartman Collection relates to slavery and political repression of blacks in New Orleans, the major Slave-trade City in North America, throughout the early 19th century. The microfilm provides unparalleled coverage of important slave-related documents dating from 1803 to early Reconstruction in New Orleans. It also includes 18th-century material from other areas in the USA.

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Reference: HMN