We will be working to update the subject headings in our extensive database for any former subject of "Slaves" to the new Library of Congress approved subject heading of "Enslaved persons"
Any affected record will be updated in our database and delivered as Updates with the April 2023 file.
Changed and Newly Established subject headings
Slaves to Enslaved persons
Aged slaves to Enslaved older people
Child slaves to Enslaved children
Christian slaves to Enslaved Christians
Indian slaves to Enslaved Indians
Older slaves to Enslaved older people
Slaves' writings to Enslaved persons' writings
Women slaves to Enslaved women
Women slaves (Jewish law) to Enslaved women (Jewish law)
Southampton Insurrection, 1831 to Nat Turner's Rebellion, 1831
Slave insurrections to Slave rebellions
Subdivisions will remain in place:
Enslaved persons$zUnited States$vBiography.
Enslavers - used as a broader term for Slave dealers; Slavers; Traders, Slave
Terms such as Galley Slaves and Fugitive Slaves have remained as such thus far, but we will monitor for any changes.
Please contact us if you have any questions.