Rape records from early US history
September 29, 2008 10:26 AM Subscribe
Where can I find antebellum white-on-black rape statistics?
posted by billtron to Law & Government (8 answers total)
How would you go about finding such things, given that slaves were considered property and, consequently, rape was charged, if ever, as trespassing on the owner's private property. Do archives exist in which criminal justice records from before 1865 would provide evidence that such crimes took place?