Proposed Adjustment and Recovery Act - Submitted Mar 23, 2020 to District of Columbia Board of Elections

References and Resources for Writing Legislation
Why Recovery legislation is Necessary and Reasonable.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,by Dr. Joy DeGruy, to see her video on YouTube click
for more information click here"

Writing Legislation:

DC Legislative Drafting Manual 2014 Edition for DC

Contacting Legislators:

Contacting U.S.Representatives

Contacting U.S. Senators

District of Columbia Council Members

Designing Compensation Programs

This publication may be helpful: Designing Compensation Programs for Individuals and Households After Man-Made and Natural Disasters in the United States" See pages 34-38 and for list of "Experts" on pdf page 77 (Book page 61 ), Kenneth R. Feinberg seems to be mentioned frequently.

Determining Ancestry Resources

Determining if someone is a descendant of American slaves resources

Slave Owners and Entities Profiting from Slavery
List of slave holders/slave owners and slaves in 1864 Paid for emancipation in Washington DC area.

Original Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury 1864 of the above These files may take a minute to load.
Companies and Organizations Benefiting from Slavery

Compensated Emancipation in the District of Columbia: Petitions under the Act of April 16, 1862 by Dorothy S. Provine
Lists slave owners and their slaves in Washington DC Area

Statistics and Data

Slave Populations by State and Sex

Databases and Internet Publications
American Slavery, Civil Records from the U.S. National Archives
Family Search (Free) also Slave Schedules

Transporting Slaves
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages.
A few slave manifests from the National Archives
Additional manifests may be obtained from regional National Archives by emailing requests to:
Boston - boston.archives@nara.gov
Fort Worth - ftworth.archives@nara.gov
New York - newyork.archives@nara.gov
Philadelphia - philadelphia.archives@nara.gov
The Atlanta Office has been contacted.

Ancestry Free at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennium Edition Free at the Library of Congress,
Cost about US$6.00/document at Cambridge Press web site.
Here is a description of some relevant content (#) = number of documents
  • Slave labor (7)
  • -prices (3)
  • -by state (2)
  • --female (1)
  • --male (1)
  • Slave owners , See.. Slaveholders
  • Slave population (27)
  • -by city (Southern) (1)
  • -colonial (2)
  • -estimates, annual (1)
  • -fugitive (3)
  • -height (1)
  • -manumitted (3)
  • -by race (1)
  • -by sex (1)
  • -by state (6)
  • Slave revolts (3)
  • Slave states (3)
  • Slave trade (9)
  • -by colony (2)
  • -by origin or destination (2)
  • -prices (4)
  • -colonial (1)
  • Slaveholders (2)
  • -families, by state (1)
  • -by size of slaveholdings (1)
  • Slavery (10)
  • -abolition (1)
  • -in Antebellum South (1)
  • -in colonial North America (1)
  • -definition (1)
  • -economics (4)
  • --gross domestic product and gross national product (3)
  • -emancipation (1)

  • Slavery
    Institutional slavery: slaveholding churches, schools, colleges, and businesses in Virginia, 1680-1860 byJennifer Oast,
    Planter's progress : modernizing Confederate Georgia

    The Road to Recovery Act

    Washington, DC
    This building was built by slaves
    Slaves Building the Capitol and other links.
    Records of payments from the commissioners for the District of Columbia to slave owners for the rental of slaves to work on the Capitol.
    Building the Capitol: Lists companies building Dome.
    Fact Sheet on slavery in the White House <

    Links of articles on slavery in the White House

    Publication by the Office of the Architect of the Capitol describing the history of slave labor

    Article of slave Philip Reid casting the statute of Freedom

    6 Historic Structures in America Built by Slaves, include Railroads with company names
    and the University of North Carolina Chapel

    Interview of Writer Jesse Holland on How Slaves Built the White House and the U.S. Capitol

    Some Organizations Owning slaves

    Riggs family papers, 1763-1945 may indicate slave ownership

    Georgetown University (the Jesuits college)owned slaves and sold over 200 in the 1830's to keep the institution going.New York Times article

    Article of a Jesuit slave and the plantation he was on. The New York Times

    Georgetown University: "The Georgetown Slavery Archives" documents slavery at Georgetown

    "The Incomplete List of US Companies & Universities That Benefited From Black Slavery"

    Law Suits Filed Against Companies that Profited from Slavery: 2002 Fox News

    Corporations Challenged by Activists. List Insurance companies and others 2002 USA Today

    African Americans and the Federal Census, 1790–1930: Describes Holding of National Archives. ancestry.com does have Census records digitized.

    PTSD Treatment
    Social, Environmental and Cultural Changes Needed with Personal Intervention.

    Social, Environmental and Cultural Changes Needed
    To be added
    Personal Intervention
    Fact Sheets Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    PTSD in Children and Teens: National Center for PTSD
    PTSD in Children and Adolescents National Center for PTSD
    PTSD NHS United Kingdom Treatment
    PTSD NHS United Kingdom
    PTSD: Royal College of Psychiatrists U.K.
    PTSD: National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
    National Institutes of Health (NIH). 1 page
    Publications about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from NIMH

    Studies, General for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    This article discusses issues regarding the assessment and diagnosis of post-traumatic stress reactions in children at different developmental stages,
    This study examines the psychometric properties of two versions of the PTSD Symptom Scale
    Done properly by experienced therapists, re-exposure to memories of traumatic events via imaginal exposure therapy can lead to a reduction of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. World Trade Center Victims