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"A SLAVE FAMILY'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM"
This is an account of Peter Still, who purchased his freedom from slavery in Tuscumbia.
"BLACK AMERICAN RELIGION - - -FROM SLAVERY TO SEGREGATION"
This is an article about African American religion, with an emphasis on the Shoals area.
"SOME ASPECTS OF SLAVERY IN THE MUSCLE SHOALS AREA"
This is an article about slavery in the Shoals area.
"The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and his Wife "Vina," after Forty Years of Slavery" Electronic Edition.
This is a link to an online version of Peter Still's account of his struggle to gain his freedom.
"SLAVE MISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIP IN NORTH ALABAMA"
This is a link to a thesis written by Eric Blake McLendon that concerns religion during slavery in north Alabama.
"SELF-EMANCIPATION – JOHN BURTWELL"
This is a link to an account of the escape of John Burtwell, who was a slave of steamboat captain and Florence, Alabama resident John Trumball Burtwell.
"A Slave Family in the Ante-Bellum South"
This is a link to an article about the Rapier family of Florence, Alabama.
Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area/ African American Heritage
This is a link to the African American Heritage page of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area's website.
West Florence Neighborhood Plan
"The West Florence Neighborhood Plan is an extension and detailing of the City of Florence Comprehensive Plan. The neighborhood plan was developed through a series of meetings and community presentation that included local residents, the
The Confederate Negro: Virginia's Craftsmen and Milita
This is one of the first books to examine African Americans in the Confederacy.