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Society: Ethnicity: African: African-American: History
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Society: History: By Time Period: Nineteenth Century: Underground Railroad
American Slavery - A Composite Autobiography
- The authoritative collection of WPA slave narratives.
Antislavery Literature Project
- Digitized texts and resources on antislavery literature of all kinds, from the U.S. and other countries, reflecting impact of antislavery writing on development of U.S. society.
Black Seminole Slave Rebellion: Toolkit of facts
- Guide to facts, primary and secondary sources on the slave rebellion led by Black Seminoles in Florida from 1835-1838, documenting claim it was the largest slave revolt in U.S. history.
Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism
- Timeline on role of slavery and racism in American History from 17th-20th centuries, with footnotes to primary and secondary sources.
Death or Liberty: Gabriel, Nat Turner and John Brown
- Exploration of three 19th-century events in Virginia that focused America's attention on slavery: Gabriel's Conspiracy, Nat Turner's Rebellion, and John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry.
The Dred Scott Case
- The disposition of the case, and its infamous ruling, contributed to the tensions leading to the Civil War.
Dred Scott v. Sandford
- Contains the text of the Supreme Court case and primary source materials from the online collections of the Library of Congress.
- The story of Fortune was an African American man enslaved in a Connecticut farming community, in Waterbury, includes curriculum materials and student activities.
How the Cradle of Liberty Became a Slave-Owning Nation
- Article by Susan DeFord, Washington Post.
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
- Resource for scholars and general audiences offering historical narratives, 8,300 illustrations and more than 60 maps, with three detailed sections on U.S. slavery.
North American Slave Narratives
- Collection of all narratives of fugitive and former slaves published in English up to 1920 and many related biographies, from University of North Carolina's Documenting the American South.
- Preview of and supplement to the book, Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, 1783-1865.
Slavery - The Peculiar Institution
- Exhibit that explores the methods used by Africans and their American-born descendants to resist enslavement, as well as to demand emancipation and full participation in American society.
Slavery in the North
- Douglas Harper describes the growth, end, and consequences of slaveholding in the Northern colonies of what became the United States.
Slavery in the United States
- Jenny B. Wahl of Carleton College describes the spread of slaveholding, its legal, social, and economic underpinnings, with graphs and tables of statistics.
Voices from the Days of Slavery, Audio Interviews
- Sound recordings of former slaves describing their lives, from the Library of Congress.
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