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- Slave letters offering firsthand glimpses into the lives of female slaves and their relationships with their owners, from Duke University Library’s Special Collections.
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.
- Links to original source materials, hundreds of organized pictures and graphics which tell the story of American slavery from the slaves' perspective.
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.
The USF Africana Heritage Project
- Search for records that document the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants.
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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