Recollections of Wisconsin slaves by pioneer settlers.
Negro Slavery in Wisconsin
In this paper, Rev. Davidson traces the earliest evidence of slavery in Wisconsin, going back to French importation of slaves in the Mississippi Valley in the early 18th century and coming forward to the lead mining era. Using correspondence from old settlers of southwestern Wisconsin, he recounts what was known of the slaves brought by Army officers to Fort Crawford, those brought by miners such as Henry Dodge to Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette counties, and occasional evidence from elsewhere in the state.