Because slavery was integral to agriculture in much of antebellum North Carolina and cannot be separated from it, most of the histories listed in this research guide include this topic. Here is a sampling of resources that specifically address the history of slavery in North Carolina.
The Stagville State Historic Site is located in Durham, North Carolina. Stagville was of one of the largest plantations in the antebellum South.
The Cameron Family, owners of the Stagville plantation, have their papers in the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library. Within is extensive information about Richard Bennehan's store at Stagville, N.C., and the Stagville and Fairntosh plantations, including crop and slave records.